Christian B. Anfinsen

1916 - 1995

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Christian Boehmer Anfinsen Jr. (March 26, 1916 – May 14, 1995) was an American biochemist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christian B. Anfinsen has received more than 173,953 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Christian B. Anfinsen is the 144th most popular chemist (down from 132nd in 2019), the 928th most popular biography from United States (down from 921st in 2019) and the 23rd most popular American Chemist.

Christian B. Anfinsen is most famous for his work in the field of molecular biology. He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1972 for his work on ribonuclease, a protein that breaks down RNA.

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Among chemists, Christian B. Anfinsen ranks 144 out of 602Before him are Joachim Frank, Kurt Wüthrich, Willard Libby, Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, Sune Bergström, and John Newlands. After him are James Dewar, Jean-Baptiste Dumas, Jaroslav Heyrovský, Arthur Kornberg, Ahmed Zewail, and Edmond H. Fischer.

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Among people born in 1916, Christian B. Anfinsen ranks 36Before him are Natalia Ginzburg, Dương Văn Minh, Abdul Rahman Arif, Vitaly Ginzburg, Paul Keres, and Sune Bergström. After him are Peter Weiss, Bernard Lewis, Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal, Jean Dausset, Marcel Cerdan, and Peter Finch. Among people deceased in 1995, Christian B. Anfinsen ranks 34Before him are Jonas Salk, Alec Douglas-Home, Ginger Rogers, Fred Perry, John B. Calhoun, and Hugo Pratt. After him are Aziz Nesin, Edda Mussolini, Roger Zelazny, Louis Malle, U Nu, and Rory Gallagher.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Christian B. Anfinsen ranks 928 out of 20,380Before him are Burton Richter (1931), William Kemmler (1860), Richard Crenna (1926), Neale Donald Walsch (1943), Stanley Milgram (1933), and Rod Steiger (1925). After him are Steve Martin (1945), Barbara Bush (1925), Ben Bernanke (1953), Anne Baxter (1923), Keith Jarrett (1945), and Edward Norton (1969).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Christian B. Anfinsen ranks 23Before him are Robert Burns Woodward (1917), Raymond Davis Jr. (1914), Wendell Meredith Stanley (1904), William Howard Stein (1911), Glenn T. Seaborg (1912), and Willard Libby (1908). After him are Arthur Kornberg (1918), Julius Axelrod (1912), Kary Mullis (1944), Karl Barry Sharpless (1941), Jerome Karle (1918), and Paul Flory (1910).