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Albert Claude

1899 - 1983

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Albert Claude (French pronunciation: ​[albɛʁ klod]; 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 118,548 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Albert Claude is the 56th most popular biologist (up from 65th in 2019), the 80th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 93rd 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 56 out of 841Before him are Hugo de Vries, Vladimir Vernadsky, Adelbert von Chamisso, Jean-Henri Fabre, François Jacob, and Erasmus Darwin. After him are Hugo Theorell, Ernst Mayr, Hermann Joseph Muller, Linda B. Buck, George Beadle, and Max Theiler.

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Among people born in 1899, Albert Claude ranks 23Before him are Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, Duke Ellington, Erich Kästner, Miguel Ángel Asturias, Béla Guttmann, and Fritz Albert Lipmann. After him are Paul Hermann Müller, Gloria Swanson, George Cukor, Cevdet Sunay, Jean Moulin, and Paul-Henri Spaak. Among people deceased in 1983, Albert Claude ranks 17Before him are David Niven, Meyer Lansky, Nikolai Podgorny, Felix Bloch, Arthur Koestler, and Raymond Aron. After him are Gloria Swanson, George Cukor, Gerhard Barkhorn, Buckminster Fuller, Alfred Tarski, and John Fante.

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Among people born in Belgium, Albert Claude ranks 80 out of 1,019Before him are Adolphe Quetelet (1796), Ambiorix (-100), Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium (1927), Jacky Ickx (1945), Ernest Solvay (1838), and Hubert van Eyck (1366). After him are Corneille Heymans (1892), Matilda of Flanders (1031), Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders (1837), Adrian Willaert (1490), Marie José of Belgium (1906), and Yves Chauvin (1930).

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), George Albert Boulenger (1858), Marie-Anne Libert (1782), Émile Auguste Joseph De Wildeman (1866), and Peter Piot (1949).