Alexander R. Todd

1907 - 1997

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Alexander Robertus Todd, Baron Todd (2 October 1907 – 10 January 1997) was a Scottish biochemist whose research on the structure and synthesis of nucleotides, nucleosides, and nucleotide coenzymes gained him the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1957. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander R. Todd has received more than 87,294 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Alexander R. Todd is the 232nd most popular chemist (down from 204th in 2019), the 1,043rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 805th in 2019) and the 28th most popular British Chemist.

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Among chemists, Alexander R. Todd ranks 232 out of 510Before him are Franz Karl Achard, Henry Taube, Friedrich Sertürner, Robert W. Holley, Michael Polanyi, and James Dewar. After him are Aaron Klug, Kaoru Ishikawa, Ida Noddack, Thomas Graham, John E. Walker, and William Standish Knowles.

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Among people born in 1907, Alexander R. Todd ranks 72Before him are Ernesto Geisel, Ko Takamoro, James Meade, Emilie Schindler, Anne Desclos, and Helmuth James von Moltke. After him are Nicolaus von Below, Lars Ahlfors, Altiero Spinelli, Sigvard Bernadotte, Run Run Shaw, and John Mauchly. Among people deceased in 1997, Alexander R. Todd ranks 63Before him are Miguel Najdorf, George Wald, Charles Brenton Huggins, Fela Kuti, Friedrich Hund, and Hugo Gunckel Lüer. After him are Yuri Nikulin, Son Sen, André Franquin, Barbara, Hastings Banda, and Yevgeny Khaldei.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alexander R. Todd ranks 1,043 out of 6,924Before him are James Dewar (1842), Peter Shilton (1949), Karl Jenkins (1944), Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803), John Russell Hind (1823), and Stewart Granger (1913). After him are Thomas Chatterton (1752), George Canning (1770), Matilda of England, Duchess of Saxony (1156), Kevin Keegan (1951), Mike Newell (1942), and Eric Idle (1943).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, Alexander R. Todd ranks 28Before him are John Pople (1925), William Henry Perkin (1838), Michael Smith (1932), Derek Barton (1918), John Vane (1927), and James Dewar (1842). After him are Ida Noddack (1896), Thomas Graham (1805), John E. Walker (1941), Rodney Robert Porter (1917), Herbert C. Brown (1912), and Smithson Tennant (1761).