Frederick Sanger

1918 - 2013

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Frederick Sanger (; 13 August 1918 – 19 November 2013) was an English biochemist who twice won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He is one of only two people to have done so in the same category (the other is John Bardeen in physics), and the fourth person with two Nobel Prizes. In 1958, he was awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his work on the structure of proteins, especially that of insulin". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick Sanger has received more than 825,953 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Frederick Sanger is the 39th most popular chemist (down from 37th in 2019), the 329th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 283rd in 2019) and the 5th most popular British Chemist.

Frederick Sanger is most famous for his work in the field of biochemistry. He is credited with the discovery of the structure of insulin, which led to the development of a treatment for diabetes.

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Among chemists, Frederick Sanger ranks 39 out of 510Before him are Tu Youyou, Ilya Prigogine, August Kekulé, Frederick Soddy, Henrik Dam, and Carl Bosch. After him are Hans Adolf Krebs, William Crookes, Robert Bunsen, Joseph Black, Jan Baptist van Helmont, and Paul Sabatier.

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Among people born in 1918, Frederick Sanger ranks 17Before him are Leonard Bernstein, Rita Hayworth, Jørn Utzon, Helmut Schmidt, Ken Miles, and Katherine Johnson. After him are Alberto Ascari, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, William Holden, Gertrude B. Elion, Billy Graham, and James Tobin. Among people deceased in 2013, Frederick Sanger ranks 12Before him are Hugo Chávez, Fawzia Fuad of Egypt, Peter O'Toole, Paul Walker, Joan Fontaine, and Jorge Rafael Videla. After him are Tom Clancy, Douglas Engelbart, Ronald Coase, Robert Edwards, Giulio Andreotti, and Lou Reed.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Frederick Sanger ranks 329 out of 6,924Before him are Percy Fawcett (1867), Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828), William Henry Bragg (1862), Mary Read (1695), Alexander Pope (1688), and John Ruskin (1819). After him are Charles Glover Barkla (1877), Ken Follett (1949), Marianne Faithfull (1946), C. F. Powell (1903), Malcolm McDowell (1943), and Enid Blyton (1897).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, Frederick Sanger ranks 5Before him are John Dalton (1766), Humphry Davy (1778), William Ramsay (1852), and Frederick Soddy (1877). After him are William Crookes (1832), Arthur Harden (1865), Francis William Aston (1877), Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), Norman Haworth (1883), Robert Robinson (1886), and Henry Hallett Dale (1875).