Baruj Benacerraf

1920 - 2011

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Baruj Benacerraf (; October 29, 1920 – August 2, 2011) was a Venezuelan-American immunologist, who shared the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the "discovery of the major histocompatibility complex genes which encode cell surface protein molecules important for the immune system's distinction between self and non-self." His colleagues and shared recipients were Jean Dausset and George Davis Snell. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Baruj Benacerraf has received more than 228,872 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia. Baruj Benacerraf is the 143rd most popular physician (up from 147th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Venezuela and the most popular Venezuelan Physician.

Baruj Benacerraf is most famous for his work in immunology, specifically in the field of antibodies. He was one of the scientists who discovered that antibodies are made of protein molecules.

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Among physicians, Baruj Benacerraf ranks 143 out of 726Before him are Ibn Zuhr, Carl Wernicke, Albrecht von Haller, Marie François Xavier Bichat, Theodor Billroth, and Joseph Erlanger. After him are Harvey J. Alter, E. Donnall Thomas, Psusennes II, Robin Warren, Johann Joachim Becher, and Bernardino of Siena.

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Among people born in 1920, Baruj Benacerraf ranks 47Before him are Kaysone Phomvihane, Edmond H. Fischer, Mickey Rooney, Michèle Morgan, George Porter, and Prem Tinsulanonda. After him are Chiara Lubich, E. Donnall Thomas, Lawrence Klein, Shelley Winters, Walter Nowotny, and George Armitage Miller. Among people deceased in 2011, Baruj Benacerraf ranks 41Before him are Herbert A. Hauptman, Ernesto Sabato, Lynn Margulis, Jorge Semprún, Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and Tomislav Ivić. After him are Zdeněk Miler, Betty Ford, Har Gobind Khorana, Amy Winehouse, Gunter Sachs, and Richard Winters.

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In Venezuela

Among people born in Venezuela, Baruj Benacerraf ranks 7 out of 183Before him are Simón Bolívar (1783), Hugo Chávez (1954), Carlos the Jackal (1949), Nicolás Maduro (1962), Francisco de Miranda (1750), and Antonio José de Sucre (1795). After him are Carolina Herrera (1939), Rafael Caldera (1916), Reynaldo Hahn (1874), Carlos Andrés Pérez (1922), Rómulo Betancourt (1908), and Juan José Flores (1800).

Among PHYSICIANS In Venezuela

Among physicians born in Venezuela, Baruj Benacerraf ranks 1After him are José Gregorio Hernández (1864), and Jacinto Convit (1913).