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. He was born in Owosso, Michigan and received his B.S. in chemistry at Michigan State University in 1930 and his Ph.D. in bacteriology in 1934, taking a position shortly thereafter at the Department of Bacteriology at Washington University in St. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred Hershey has received more than 166,765 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia. Alfred Hershey is the 87th most popular biologist (up from 97th in 2019), the 976th most popular biography from United States (up from 999th in 2019) and the 9th most popular American Biologist.

Alfred Hershey is most famous for inventing the Hershey Kiss.

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Among biologists, Alfred Hershey ranks 87 out of 844Before him are Daniel Bovet, Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, Carolus Clusius, Jules A. Hoffmann, Julius Richard Petri, and Pierre André Latreille. After him are Werner Arber, Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg, Tomas Lindahl, Hugo Theorell, Carl Linnaeus the Younger, and John Gurdon.

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Among people born in 1908, Alfred Hershey ranks 45Before him are Günther Prien, Arthur Adamov, Joseph Rotblat, Willard Libby, Dmitry Ustinov, and Infante Jaime, Duke of Segovia. After him are Rex Harrison, Saizo Saito, Chivu Stoica, Stéphane Grappelli, Mercè Rodoreda, and Willard Van Orman Quine. Among people deceased in 1997, Alfred Hershey ranks 37Before him are Burgess Meredith, Otto Ernst Remer, Zoltán Czibor, Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark, Edward Mills Purcell, and Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland. After him are Nikolai Tikhonov, Chien-Shiung Wu, Shoichi Yokoi, Cornelius Castoriadis, John Denver, and Dodi Fayed.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alfred Hershey ranks 976 out of 15,968Before him are Scott Glenn (1939), Éamon de Valera (1882), Muddy Waters (1913), Jean Webster (1876), Bugsy Siegel (1906), and James Ivory (1928). After him are Henry Lee Lucas (1936), Linda McCartney (1941), Brandon Lee (1965), Lisa Kudrow (1963), Frank Sheeran (1920), and Anna Politkovskaya (1958).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Alfred Hershey ranks 9Before him are Rachel Carson (1907), Dian Fossey (1932), Barbara McClintock (1902), Hermann Joseph Muller (1890), Lynn Margulis (1938), and Irwin Rose (1926). After him are George Beadle (1903), Gerald Edelman (1929), John Franklin Enders (1897), Carl Woese (1928), E. O. Wilson (1929), and Edward Tatum (1909).