Francis Crick

1916 - 2004

Francis Crick

Francis Harry Compton Crick (8 June 1916 – 28 July 2004) was a British molecular biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist. In 1953, he co-authored with James Watson the academic paper proposing the double helix structure of the DNA molecule. Together with Watson and Maurice Wilkins, he was 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". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francis Crick has received more than 1,725,028 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 16th most popular biologist.

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Among biologists, Francis Crick ranks 16 out of 686Before him are Karl Landsteiner, Peter Kropotkin, James Watson, Georges Cuvier, Alfred Russel Wallace, and Richard Dawkins. After him are Thomas Henry Huxley, Rosalind Franklin, Élie Metchnikoff, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, and Dian Fossey.

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Among people born in 1916, Francis Crick ranks 6Before him are François Mitterrand, Kirk Douglas, Gregory Peck, Aldo Moro, and Elena Ceaușescu. After him are Roald Dahl, Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Ahmed Ben Bella, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Claude Shannon, and Olivia de Havilland. 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 Henri Cartier-Bresson, Françoise Sagan, Czesław Miłosz, Peter Ustinov, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, and Ahmed Yassin.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Francis Crick ranks 162 out of 5,347Before him are William IV of the United Kingdom (1765), Cat Stevens (1948), George Boole (1815), Princess Helena of the United Kingdom (1846), Thomas Newcomen (1663), and Victoria, Princess Royal (1840). After him are Roald Dahl (1916), Mary Wollstonecraft (1759), Phil Collins (1951), Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830), Henry V of England (1386), and William Gilbert (1544).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Francis Crick ranks 4Before him are Charles Darwin (1809), Alexander Fleming (1881), and Alfred Russel Wallace (1823). After him are Thomas Henry Huxley (1825), Rosalind Franklin (1920), Robert Brown (1773), Christian de Duve (1917), Richard Owen (1804), John Edward Gray (1800), Erasmus Darwin (1731), and John Ray (1627).