François Jacob

1920 - 2013

François Jacob

François Jacob (17 June 1920 – 19 April 2013) was a French biologist who, together with Jacques Monod, originated the idea that control of enzyme levels in all cells occurs through regulation of transcription. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of François Jacob has received more than 141,913 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 38th most popular biologist.

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Among biologists, François Jacob ranks 38 out of 686Before him are Ada Yonath, Luc Montagnier, Karl von Frisch, Nikolaas Tinbergen, Barbara McClintock, and Peter Simon Pallas. After him are Christian de Duve, Richard Owen, Hans Spemann, Harald zur Hausen, August Weismann, and Jean-Henri Fabre.

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Among people born in 1920, François Jacob ranks 24Before him are Charlie Parker, Nicolaas Bloembergen, Gianni Rodari, Boris Vian, Éric Rohmer, and Zecharia Sitchin. After him are Richard von Weizsäcker, Helmut Newton, John Demjanjuk, Frank Herbert, Walter Matthau, and Ravi Shankar. Among people deceased in 2013, François Jacob ranks 22Before him are Lou Reed, Paul Walker, Nílton Santos, Robert Edwards, Donald A. Glaser, and Djalma Santos. After him are Christian de Duve, Sung Jae-gi, Joan Fontaine, Erich Priebke, Heinrich Rohrer, and Robert Coleman Richardson.

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In France

Among people born in France, François Jacob ranks 608 out of 4,109Before him are Charles, Duke of Orléans (1394), Carlos Gardel (1890), Bernard Arnault (1949), Darius Milhaud (1892), Maurice Jarre (1924), and Lucien Febvre (1878). After him are Louis Renault (1843), Thomas Bangalter (1), Alfred Jarry (1873), Sebastian Brant (1458), Jacques Anquetil (1934), and Éliphas Lévi (1810).

Among BIOLOGISTS In France

Among biologists born in France, François Jacob ranks 6Before him are Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744), Georges Cuvier (1769), Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707), Charles Richet (1850), and Luc Montagnier (1932). After him are Jean-Henri Fabre (1823), René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683), Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1772), Adelbert von Chamisso (1781), André Michel Lwoff (1902), and Carolus Clusius (1525).

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