George Wald

1906 - 1997

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George Wald (November 18, 1906 – April 12, 1997) was an American scientist and activist who studied pigments in the retina. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Wald has received more than 197,328 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia. George Wald is the 176th most popular biologist (up from 179th in 2019), the 1,576th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,792nd in 2019) and the 31st most popular American Biologist.

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  • 48

    Languages Editions (L)

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year George Wald has had the most page views in the with 21,518 views, followed by Chinese (2,958), and Spanish (2,305). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Serbian (215.75%), Egyptian Arabic (92.49%), and Armenian (63.58%)


Among biologists, George Wald ranks 176 out of 1,097Before him are César Milstein, Paul Greengard, John Boyd Orr, Bernard Germain de Lacépède, Ana Aslan, and Wilhelm Johannsen. After him are Giuseppe Acerbi, Jakob von Uexküll, Theodor Escherich, Anna Atkins, George Robert Gray, and Georg Wilhelm Steller.

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Among people born in 1906, George Wald ranks 75Before him are Zhou Youguang, Carol Reed, Gusztáv Sebes, Missak Manouchian, Walter Rauff, and Jacques Becker. After him are Louise Brooks, Primo Carnera, Muzafer Sherif, Markos Vafeiadis, Ivan Chernyakhovsky, and Edmond Debeaumarché. Among people deceased in 1997, George Wald ranks 67Before him are Gerda Christian, Narciso Yepes, Yuri Nikulin, Marco Ferreri, Barbara, and Son Sen. After him are Mate Boban, Maria Prymachenko, Miguel Najdorf, André Franquin, Fela Kuti, and Uzi Narkiss.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Wald ranks 1,576 out of 20,380Before him are Jeremy Rifkin (1945), Chevy Chase (1943), Hunter S. Thompson (1937), Jimmy Doolittle (1896), Edward Charles Pickering (1846), and Frank Sheeran (1920). After him are Alben W. Barkley (1877), Don Ameche (1908), Mark Harmon (1951), Walter Gilbert (1932), Jessica Chastain (1977), and Benjamin Lee Whorf (1897).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, George Wald ranks 31Before him are George Davis Snell (1903), Leland H. Hartwell (1939), Norman Borlaug (1914), Joshua Lederberg (1925), Robert Whittaker (1920), and Paul Greengard (1925). After him are Stephen Jay Gould (1941), Jeffrey C. Hall (1945), Daniel Nathans (1928), Asa Gray (1810), Temple Grandin (1947), and Wilbur Scoville (1865).