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Francis Crick

1916 - 2004

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Francis Harry Compton Crick (8 June 1916 – 28 July 2004) was an English molecular biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist. He, James Watson, Rosalind Franklin, and Maurice Wilkins played crucial roles in deciphering the helical structure of the DNA molecule. Crick and Watson's paper in Nature in 1953 laid the groundwork for understanding DNA structure and functions. Together with Maurice Wilkins, they were jointly awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material".Crick was an important theoretical molecular biologist and played a crucial role in research related to revealing the helical structure of DNA. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francis Crick has received more than 2,454,775 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). Francis Crick is the 18th most popular biologist, the 174th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 165th in 2019) and the 5th most popular British Biologist.

Francis Crick is most famous for his work with James Watson in discovering the structure of DNA.

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Among biologists, Francis Crick ranks 18 out of 841Before him are Konrad Lorenz, Rosalind Franklin, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Alfred Russel Wallace, Richard Dawkins, and Georges Cuvier. After him are Robert Brown, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, Thomas Henry Huxley, Maria Sibylla Merian, Rachel Carson, and Élie Metchnikoff.

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Among people born in 1916, Francis Crick ranks 6Before him are Edward Heath, François Mitterrand, Kirk Douglas, Gregory Peck, and Elena Ceaușescu. After him are Aldo Moro, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Olivia de Havilland, Roald Dahl, Hans-Ulrich Rudel, and Claude Shannon. Among people deceased in 2004, Francis Crick ranks 7Before him are Ronald Reagan, Yasser Arafat, Marlon Brando, Ray Charles, Jacques Derrida, and Juliana of the Netherlands. After him are Christopher Reeve, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Françoise Sagan, Czesław Miłosz, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, and Susan Sontag.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Francis Crick ranks 174 out of 7,765Before him are Howard Carter (1874), John Milton (1608), Brian Johnson (1947), Bernard Montgomery (1887), Edward the Elder (871), and Keith Richards (1943). After him are Arthur, Prince of Wales (1486), Bon Scott (1946), Helen Mirren (1945), Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank (1935), Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830), and Mary Wollstonecraft (1759).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Francis Crick ranks 5Before him are Charles Darwin (1809), Alexander Fleming (1881), Rosalind Franklin (1920), and Alfred Russel Wallace (1823). After him are Robert Brown (1773), Thomas Henry Huxley (1825), Christian de Duve (1917), Richard Owen (1804), Erasmus Darwin (1731), John Edward Gray (1800), and Philip Miller (1691).