Francis Crick

1916 - 2004

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Francis Harry Compton Crick (8 June 1916 – 28 July 2004) was a British molecular biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist. He, James Watson, Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin 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 2,037,113 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Francis Crick is the 18th most popular biologist (down from 16th in 2019), the 166th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 162nd 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 844Before him are Luc Montagnier, Alfred Russel Wallace, Peter Kropotkin, Georges Cuvier, Richard Dawkins, and Rosalind Franklin. After him are Thomas Henry Huxley, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Élie Metchnikoff, Trofim Lysenko, Nikolai Vavilov, and Maria Sibylla Merian.

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

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Francis Crick ranks 166 out of 6,924Before him are Mary Wollstonecraft (1759), Humphry Davy (1778), Joseph Priestley (1733), Mick Jagger (1943), Alfred Marshall (1842), and William Gilbert (1544). After him are Howard Carter (1874), Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665), Edward Smith (1850), Rowan Atkinson (1955), Olav V of Norway (1903), and James Chadwick (1891).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

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