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Erwin Chargaff

1905 - 2002

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Erwin Chargaff (11 August 1905 – 20 June 2002) was an Austro-Hungarian-born American biochemist, writer, Bucovinian Jew who emigrated to the United States during the Nazi era, and professor of biochemistry at Columbia University medical school. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erwin Chargaff has received more than 625,228 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Erwin Chargaff is the 192nd most popular chemist (up from 239th in 2019), the 133rd most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 165th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Ukrainian Chemist.

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Among chemists, Erwin Chargaff ranks 192 out of 509Before him are Alan J. Heeger, Raymond Davis Jr., Stanislao Cannizzaro, Germain Henri Hess, Julius Axelrod, and Gerhard Herzberg. After him are Ahmed Zewail, Otto Wichterle, Johann Deisenhofer, F. Sherwood Rowland, Michael Levitt, and Archer Martin.

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Among people born in 1905, Erwin Chargaff ranks 47Before him are Harry Harlow, Otto Preminger, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Albert Pierrepoint, Takashi Shimura, and Carl Gustav Hempel. After him are Lale Andersen, Emmanuel Mounier, Kurt Gerstein, Sada Abe, Barnett Newman, and Hans Urs von Balthasar. Among people deceased in 2002, Erwin Chargaff ranks 40Before him are Zizinho, George Porter, John Gotti, Max Perutz, Eduardo Chillida, and René Thom. After him are Xi Zhongxun, Archer Martin, Laurent Schwartz, Pim Fortuyn, César Milstein, and Hildegard Knef.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Erwin Chargaff ranks 133 out of 1,083Before him are Otto Preminger (1905), Anatoly Lunacharsky (1875), Ephraim Katzir (1916), Theodosius Dobzhansky (1900), Moshé Feldenkrais (1904), and Mikhail Ostrogradsky (1801). After him are Nikolay Nekrasov (1821), Stefania Turkewich (1898), Isaac Stern (1920), Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski (1895), Kunigunda of Halych (1245), and Sviatoslav II of Kiev (1027).

Among CHEMISTS In Ukraine

Among chemists born in Ukraine, Erwin Chargaff ranks 2Before him are Roald Hoffmann (1937). After him are Jacques Bergier (1912) and Jan Szczepanik (1872).