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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 174,840 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). George Wald is the 173rd most popular biologist (down from 146th in 2019), the 1,793rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,504th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular American Biologist.

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Among biologists, George Wald ranks 173 out of 841Before him are Stephen Jay Gould, Edward Tatum, Leland H. Hartwell, Antoine Béchamp, J. B. S. Haldane, and Rudolf Vrba. After him are Joseph Banks, Ana Aslan, George Smith, Johann Friedrich Gmelin, Carl Linnaeus the Younger, and Charles Bell.

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Among people born in 1906, George Wald ranks 82Before him are Carlo Scarpa, Zhou Youguang, Lillian Asplund, John Carradine, Markos Vafeiadis, and Hans Aumeier. After him are Horst Schumann, Rezső Kasztner, Luis Federico Leloir, Primo Carnera, Jacques Becker, and Prince Wilhelm of Prussia. Among people deceased in 1997, George Wald ranks 71Before him are Friedrich Hund, Barbara, Stig Anderson, Fela Kuti, Yevgeny Khaldei, and Son Sen. After him are Mate Boban, Alparslan Türkeş, Ernst Wilimowski, Giuseppe De Santis, Manfred von Ardenne, and Hugo Gunckel Lüer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Wald ranks 1,793 out of 18,182Before him are Will Eisner (1917), Jon Favreau (1966), Sammy Davis Jr. (1925), Liv Tyler (1977), Jack Swigert (1931), and Lionel Stander (1908). After him are James Tolkan (1931), Vannevar Bush (1890), Pete Sampras (1971), Kate Capshaw (1953), Stevie Nicks (1948), and Fred Durst (1970).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, George Wald ranks 33Before him are Paul Greengard (1925), Temple Grandin (1947), Wilbur Scoville (1865), Stephen Jay Gould (1941), Edward Tatum (1909), and Leland H. Hartwell (1939). After him are George Smith (1941), Howard Martin Temin (1934), Jeffrey C. Hall (1945), Charles M. Rice (1952), Robert Gallo (1937), and David Baltimore (1938).