Frederick Sanger

1918 - 2013

Frederick Sanger

Frederick Sanger (; 13 August 1918 – 19 November 2013) was a British biochemist who twice won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, one of only two people to have done so in the same category (the other is John Bardeen in physics), the fourth person overall with two Nobel Prizes, and the third person overall with two Nobel Prizes in the sciences. In 1958, he was awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his work on the structure of proteins, especially that of insulin". In 1980, Walter Gilbert and Sanger shared half of the chemistry prize "for their contributions concerning the determination of base sequences in nucleic acids". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick Sanger has received more than 656,610 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 37th most popular chemist.

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Among chemists, Frederick Sanger ranks 37 out of 473Before him are Robert Bunsen, Walther Nernst, John Stith Pemberton, August Kekulé, Ilya Prigogine, and Carl Bosch. After him are Paul Karrer, Fritz Pregl, Arthur Harden, Paul Sabatier, Victor Grignard, and Henrik Dam.

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Among people born in 1918, Frederick Sanger ranks 14Before him are Rita Hayworth, Kurt Waldheim, Louis Althusser, Leonard Bernstein, Robert Wadlow, and Jørn Utzon. After him are Helmut Schmidt, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Alberto Ascari, Gertrude B. Elion, Maurice Druon, and Martin Ryle. Among people deceased in 2013, Frederick Sanger ranks 10Before him are Hugo Chávez, Doris Lessing, Võ Nguyên Giáp, Peter O'Toole, Fawzia Fuad of Egypt, and Jorge Rafael Videla. After him are Douglas Engelbart, Tom Clancy, Giulio Andreotti, Ronald Coase, Giuliano Gemma, and Lou Reed.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Frederick Sanger ranks 283 out of 5,347Before him are Brian Jones (1942), Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660), Harold Pinter (1930), Saint Walpurga (710), Lemmy (1945), and Maurice Gibb (1949). After him are John Boyd Dunlop (1840), John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650), John Hurt (1940), Joseph Merrick (1862), Jane Birkin (1946), and John Galsworthy (1867).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, Frederick Sanger ranks 4Before him are John Dalton (1766), Humphry Davy (1778), and William Ramsay (1852). After him are Arthur Harden (1865), William Crookes (1832), Frederick Soddy (1877), Francis William Aston (1877), Norman Haworth (1883), Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), Henry Hallett Dale (1875), and John Macleod (1876).