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 158,231 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Baruj Benacerraf is the 141st most popular physician (down from 125th 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 141 out of 509Before him are Merit-Ptah, Hans Rosling, Joseph Erlanger, Kitasato Shibasaburō, Dominique Jean Larrey, and Theodor Billroth. After him are Robin Warren, Joseph Murray, André Frédéric Cournand, Edgar Adrian, Albert of Riga, and Virginia Apgar.

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Among people born in 1920, Baruj Benacerraf ranks 59Before him are Isaac Stern, John Harsanyi, Tom of Finland, P. D. James, Sergei Bondarchuk, and George Armitage Miller. After him are Ivan Kozhedub, Arthur Hailey, Setsuko Hara, Alicia Alonso, Jaan Kross, and Peter D. Mitchell. Among people deceased in 2011, Baruj Benacerraf ranks 48Before him are Jorge Semprún, Zdeněk Miler, Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Richard Winters, Ernesto Sabato, and Ralph M. Steinman. After him are Leonora Carrington, Dev Anand, Michael Gough, Jane Russell, Ante Marković, and Har Gobind Khorana.

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In Venezuela

Among people born in Venezuela, Baruj Benacerraf ranks 7 out of 137Before him are Simón Bolívar (1783), Hugo Chávez (1954), Nicolás Maduro (1962), Carlos the Jackal (1949), Antonio José de Sucre (1795), and Francisco de Miranda (1750). After him are Reynaldo Hahn (1874), Carolina Herrera (1939), Carlos Andrés Pérez (1922), Rafael Caldera (1916), José Antonio Páez (1790), and Rómulo Betancourt (1908).

Among PHYSICIANS In Venezuela

Among physicians born in Venezuela, Baruj Benacerraf ranks 1