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Geoffrey Wilkinson

1921 - 1996

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Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson FRS (14 July 1921 – 26 September 1996) was a Nobel laureate English chemist who pioneered inorganic chemistry and homogeneous transition metal catalysis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Geoffrey Wilkinson has received more than 124,961 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Geoffrey Wilkinson is the 255th most popular chemist (up from 271st in 2019), the 1,062nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,187th in 2019) and the 36th most popular British Chemist.

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Among chemists, Geoffrey Wilkinson ranks 255 out of 509Before him are Johan Gottlieb Gahn, Charles Adolphe Wurtz, Thomas Graham, Karl Barry Sharpless, Charles François de Cisternay du Fay, and Axel Fredrik Cronstedt. After him are Kikunae Ikeda, Martin Karplus, Carl Auer von Welsbach, Roger D. Kornberg, Christian Friedrich Schönbein, and Ignacy Łukasiewicz.

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Among people born in 1921, Geoffrey Wilkinson ranks 88Before him are Herta Bothe, Paddy Roy Bates, Chris Marker, Amin al-Hafiz, Thomas Schelling, and John Money. After him are James Clavell, Gene Roddenberry, Murray Bookchin, Françoise Gilot, Oskar Gröning, and Mary Douglas. Among people deceased in 1996, Geoffrey Wilkinson ranks 67Before him are Albert R. Broccoli, Shūsaku Endō, František Plánička, Nicu Ceaușescu, Toru Takemitsu, and Frida Boccara. After him are Leonor Fini, Mieczysław Weinberg, Michel Debré, Obdulio Varela, Mary Leakey, and Bob Paisley.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Geoffrey Wilkinson ranks 1,062 out of 7,765Before him are Mary Ann Nichols (1845), Twiggy (1949), James Broun-Ramsay, 1st Marquess of Dalhousie (1812), John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich (1718), Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia (1945), and Frank Oz (1944). After him are Roy Hodgson (1947), Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (1900), Ross Brawn (1954), Michael Nyman (1944), Alice Bailey (1880), and Henry Royce (1863).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, Geoffrey Wilkinson ranks 36Before him are John Pople (1925), Herbert C. Brown (1912), William Hyde Wollaston (1766), John E. Walker (1941), Ida Noddack (1896), and Thomas Graham (1805). After him are Fraser Stoddart (1942), William Henry (1774), Richard J. Roberts (1943), Martin Lowry (1874), Edward Frankland (1825), and M. Stanley Whittingham (1941).