George Porter

1920 - 2002

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George Porter, Baron Porter of Luddenham (6 December 1920 – 31 August 2002) was a British chemist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Porter has received more than 123,202 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). George Porter is the 177th most popular chemist (up from 258th in 2019), the 811th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,140th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Chemist.

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Among chemists, George Porter ranks 177 out of 509Before him are Wallace Carothers, August Wilhelm von Hofmann, John Vane, Rodney Robert Porter, Stephanie Kwolek, and Arthur Kornberg. After him are Georg Wittig, Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Antoine Jérôme Balard, Louis Jacques Thénard, Max Perutz, and Joachim Frank.

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Among people born in 1920, George Porter ranks 53Before him are Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Baruj Benacerraf, Walter Nowotny, Gunnar Gren, Frank Sheeran, and E. Donnall Thomas. After him are Lawrence Klein, Ivan Kozhedub, Alicia Alonso, Isaac Stern, Prem Tinsulanonda, and Peter D. Mitchell. Among people deceased in 2002, George Porter ranks 35Before him are Raf Vallone, Abu Nidal, Alexander Prokhorov, Juan Alberto Schiaffino, Ne Win, and Zizinho. After him are John Gotti, Max Perutz, Eduardo Chillida, René Thom, Erwin Chargaff, and Xi Zhongxun.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Porter ranks 811 out of 7,765Before him are Oliver Smithies (1925), Prince John of the United Kingdom (1905), Rodney Robert Porter (1917), Edward Burne-Jones (1833), Robert FitzRoy (1805), and William Bateson (1861). After him are James Hadley Chase (1906), Peter Benenson (1921), Brian Epstein (1934), Louise of Great Britain (1724), Jerome K. Jerome (1859), and Rex Harrison (1908).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, George Porter ranks 22Before him are Arthur Harden (1865), Harry Kroto (1939), John Frederic Daniell (1790), Richard Laurence Millington Synge (1914), John Vane (1927), and Rodney Robert Porter (1917). After him are Archer Martin (1910), Peter D. Mitchell (1920), William Henry Perkin (1838), Alexander R. Todd (1907), Ronald George Wreyford Norrish (1897), and Derek Barton (1918).