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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 165,110 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Christian B. Anfinsen is the 133rd most popular chemist (down from 131st in 2019), the 921st most popular biography from United States (up from 988th in 2019) and the 22nd 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 133 out of 509Before him are Joachim Sauer, Jean-Marie Lehn, Dan Shechtman, Robert Burns Woodward, Ernst Chain, and Ernst Otto Fischer. After him are Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, Arthur Harden, William Giauque, Marcellin Berthelot, Paul Berg, and Johann Wilhelm Ritter.

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Among people born in 1916, Christian B. Anfinsen ranks 30Before him are Frederick Chapman Robbins, Dương Văn Minh, Natalia Ginzburg, Marcel Cerdan, Peter Weiss, and Jean Dausset. After him are Virginia Satir, Bernard Lewis, C. Wright Mills, Abdul Rahman Arif, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, and Vitaly Ginzburg. Among people deceased in 1995, Christian B. Anfinsen ranks 31Before him are Fred Perry, Lana Turner, Maurizio Gucci, Ginger Rogers, Gerald Durrell, and Milovan Đilas. After him are Hugo Pratt, Don Cherry, Murray Rothbard, Souphanouvong, Siad Barre, and Jeremy Brett.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Christian B. Anfinsen ranks 921 out of 18,182Before him are D. W. Griffith (1875), Laura Branigan (1952), Harvey J. Alter (1935), Davy Crockett (1786), Arthur Leonard Schawlow (1921), and Larry Flynt (1942). After him are Virginia Satir (1916), George Kennedy (1925), Magic Johnson (1959), Billy Joel (1949), Jerry Goldsmith (1929), and Neale Donald Walsch (1943).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Christian B. Anfinsen ranks 22Before him are James B. Sumner (1887), Wendell Meredith Stanley (1904), Stanford Moore (1913), William Howard Stein (1911), Glenn T. Seaborg (1912), and Robert Burns Woodward (1917). After him are Paul Berg (1926), Robert W. Holley (1922), Robert F. Furchgott (1916), Jerome Karle (1918), Paul Lauterbur (1929), and Stanley Miller (1930).