Albert Claude

1899 - 1983

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Albert Claude (24 August 1899 – 22 May 1983) was a Belgian-American cell biologist and medical doctor who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1974 with Christian de Duve and George Emil Palade. His elementary education started in a comprehensive primary school at Longlier, his birthplace. He served in the British Intelligence Service during the First World War, and got imprisoned in concentration camps twice. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Albert Claude has received more than 104,247 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia. Albert Claude is the 65th most popular biologist (down from 54th in 2019), the 93rd most popular biography from Belgium (down from 81st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Belgian Biologist.

Albert Claude is most famous for his work with the element uranium, which led to the discovery of plutonium.

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Among biologists, Albert Claude ranks 65 out of 844Before him are Matthias Jakob Schleiden, Dmitri Ivanovsky, Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, André Michel Lwoff, Ibn al-Baitar, and Philip Miller. After him are Julian Huxley, Hans Christian Gram, Carl Peter Thunberg, Max Theiler, Alexander Oparin, and Charles Lucien Bonaparte.

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Among people born in 1899, Albert Claude ranks 30Before him are Paul Hermann Müller, Gloria Swanson, Alfred Schütz, Gustav Heinemann, Cevdet Sunay, and George Cukor. After him are Bertil Ohlin, Max Theiler, Emma Morano, Suzanne Lenglen, Bronislav Kaminski, and P. L. Travers. Among people deceased in 1983, Albert Claude ranks 22Before him are Meyer Lansky, Gerhard Barkhorn, Alfred Tarski, Gloria Swanson, John Fante, and George Cukor. After him are Ulf von Euler, Anna Seghers, George Balanchine, Muddy Waters, Aleksandar Ranković, and Luis Monti.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Albert Claude ranks 93 out of 899Before him are Peyo (1928), Henri Vieuxtemps (1820), Margaret III, Countess of Flanders (1350), Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601), Frans Snyders (1579), and Joachim Patinir (1480). After him are Yves Chauvin (1930), Gilles Binchois (1400), Auguste Beernaert (1829), Matilda of Flanders (1031), Louise Françoise de Bourbon, Duchess of Bourbon (1673), and Ferdinand Verbiest (1623).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Belgium

Among biologists born in Belgium, Albert Claude ranks 2Before him are Jules Bordet (1870). After him are Barthélemy Charles Joseph Dumortier (1797), Henri Milne-Edwards (1800), Edouard Van Beneden (1846), and George Albert Boulenger (1858).