Alfred Hershey

1908 - 1997

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Alfred Day Hershey (December 4, 1908 – May 22, 1997) was an American Nobel Prize–winning bacteriologist and geneticist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred Hershey has received more than 203,238 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia. Alfred Hershey is the 111th most popular biologist (down from 85th in 2019), the 1,045th most popular biography from United States (down from 943rd in 2019) and the 18th most popular American Biologist.

Alfred Hershey is most famous for inventing the Hershey Kiss.

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Among biologists, Alfred Hershey ranks 111 out of 1,097Before him are Louis Agassiz, Edward Tatum, Jan Swammerdam, Julian Huxley, Nikolay Pirogov, and Georg Forster. After him are John Gurdon, Aimé Bonpland, Hans Christian Gram, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, Carl Woese, and Edward B. Lewis.

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Among people born in 1908, Alfred Hershey ranks 44Before him are Carole Lombard, Cesare Pavese, Willard Libby, Tameo Ide, Günther Prien, and John Kenneth Galbraith. After him are Chivu Stoica, Infante Jaime, Duke of Segovia, Józef Gosławski, Victor Ambartsumian, Giovanni Leone, and Balthus. Among people deceased in 1997, Alfred Hershey ranks 47Before him are Eugene Merle Shoemaker, John Kendrew, Otto Ernst Remer, Diosdado Macapagal, Anton LaVey, and Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark. After him are Alexander R. Todd, Nikolai Tikhonov, Shoichi Yokoi, John Denver, Louis, Prince Napoléon, and Charles Brenton Huggins.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alfred Hershey ranks 1,045 out of 20,380Before him are R. Lee Ermey (1944), Lillian Gish (1893), Ellen DeGeneres (1958), Laurence Fishburne (1961), Gordon Moore (1929), and Buck Henry (1930). After him are Lance Henriksen (1940), Howard H. Aiken (1900), Muddy Waters (1913), Margaret Brown (1867), Chester Bennington (1976), and Thomas Pynchon (1937).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Alfred Hershey ranks 18Before him are John B. Calhoun (1917), Lynn Margulis (1938), John Franklin Enders (1897), Nettie Stevens (1861), Thomas Huckle Weller (1915), and Edward Tatum (1909). After him are Carl Woese (1928), Edward B. Lewis (1918), E. O. Wilson (1929), Gerald Edelman (1929), Hamilton O. Smith (1931), and J. Michael Bishop (1936).