Barbara McClintock

1902 - 1992

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Barbara McClintock (June 16, 1902 – September 2, 1992) was an American scientist and cytogeneticist who was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. McClintock received her PhD in botany from Cornell University in 1927. There she started her career as the leader in the development of maize cytogenetics, the focus of her research for the rest of her life. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barbara McClintock has received more than 718,508 page views. Her biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Barbara McClintock is the 35th most popular biologist (up from 36th in 2019), the 468th most popular biography from United States (up from 491st in 2019) and the 5th most popular American Biologist.

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Among biologists, Barbara McClintock ranks 35 out of 844. Before her are Dian Fossey, Lazzaro Spallanzani, Charles Richet, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, Jules Bordet, and Karl Ernst von Baer. After her are Nikolaas Tinbergen, Richard Owen, Peter Simon Pallas, August Weismann, Ada Yonath, and Harald zur Hausen.

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Among people born in 1902, Barbara McClintock ranks 20Before her are Georgy Malenkov, Nâzım Hikmet, Saud of Saudi Arabia, William Wyler, Eugene Wigner, and Arne Jacobsen. After her are Marcel Breuer, Josemaría Escrivá, Alfred Kastler, Harold Lasswell, Arne Tiselius, and Kurt Alder. Among people deceased in 1992, Barbara McClintock ranks 15Before her are Astor Piazzolla, Francis Bacon, Mikhail Tal, Olivier Messiaen, Anthony Perkins, and Giovanni Falcone. After her are Benny Hill, Jan Oort, Ernst Happel, Li Xiannian, Aribert Heim, and Félix Guattari.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Barbara McClintock ranks 468 out of 15,968. Before her are James Coburn (1928), Louisa May Alcott (1832), Kim Basinger (1953), Milton H. Erickson (1901), Roy Scheider (1932), and Mickey Rourke (1952). After her are Ernest Lawrence (1901), Edward Drinker Cope (1840), T. S. Eliot (1888), John Cazale (1935), Paul Tibbets (1915), and Theodore Dreiser (1871).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Barbara McClintock ranks 5Before her are James Watson (1928), Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866), Rachel Carson (1907), and Dian Fossey (1932). After her are Hermann Joseph Muller (1890), Lynn Margulis (1938), Irwin Rose (1926), Alfred Hershey (1908), George Beadle (1903), Gerald Edelman (1929), and John Franklin Enders (1897).