George Wald

1906 - 1997

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

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Wald has received more than 146,237 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). George Wald is the 146th most popular biologist (up from 151st in 2019), the 1,505th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,368th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular American Biologist.

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Among biologists, George Wald ranks 146 out of 844Before him are Susumu Tonegawa, George Shaw, Roger Guillemin, Norman Borlaug, Georg Wilhelm Steller, and Hamilton O. Smith. After him are Bernard Germain de Lacépède, Temple Grandin, Anna Atkins, George Davis Snell, Hugo Gunckel Lüer, and Jakob von Uexküll.

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Among people born in 1906, George Wald ranks 73Before him are Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark, Gusztáv Sebes, Heinz Harmel, Vera Menchik, Lillian Asplund, and Markos Vafeiadis. After him are Zhou Youguang, Janet Gaynor, Heinrich Schwarz, Edmond Debeaumarché, Walter Rauff, and Giuseppe Siri. Among people deceased in 1997, George Wald ranks 58Before him are Bulat Okudzhava, Louis, Prince Napoléon, Narciso Yepes, Masaru Ibuka, Gerda Christian, and Miguel Najdorf. After him are Charles Brenton Huggins, Fela Kuti, Friedrich Hund, Hugo Gunckel Lüer, Alexander R. Todd, and Yuri Nikulin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Wald ranks 1,505 out of 15,968Before him are David Schwimmer (1966), Jack Elam (1920), John F. Kennedy Jr. (1960), Gene Tierney (1920), Hamilton O. Smith (1931), and Tony Burton (1937). After him are Paul Ryan (1970), Dale T. Mortensen (1939), Robert Curl (1933), Ed White (1930), John Fogerty (1945), and Adrien Brody (1973).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, George Wald ranks 22Before him are Linda B. Buck (1947), Robert Whittaker (1920), Stephen Jay Gould (1941), Sylvia Earle (1935), Norman Borlaug (1914), and Hamilton O. Smith (1931). After him are Temple Grandin (1947), George Davis Snell (1903), David Baltimore (1938), Joshua Lederberg (1925), Thomas Huckle Weller (1915), and Nettie Stevens (1861).