George de Hevesy

1885 - 1966

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George Charles de Hevesy (Hungarian: Hevesy György Károly, German: Georg Karl von Hevesy; 1 August 1885 – 5 July 1966) was a Hungarian radiochemist and Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate, recognized in 1943 for his key role in the development of radioactive tracers to study chemical processes such as in the metabolism of animals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George de Hevesy has received more than 408,152 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia. George de Hevesy is the 67th most popular chemist (up from 78th in 2019), the 60th most popular biography from Hungary (up from 63rd in 2019) and the most popular Hungarian Chemist.

George de Hevesy was a Hungarian chemist who is most famous for his work in the field of radioactive decay.

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Among chemists, George de Hevesy ranks 67 out of 510Before him are Gerty Cori, Casimir Funk, Dorothy Hodgkin, Jacques Monod, Vladimir Prelog, and Frederick Gowland Hopkins. After him are Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, Hans Fischer, Johann Rudolf Glauber, Kary Mullis, Adolf Windaus, and Harold Urey.

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Among people born in 1885, George de Hevesy ranks 25Before him are Mikhail Frunze, Princess Alice of Battenberg, D. H. Lawrence, Ernst Bloch, Sabina Spielrein, and Yakov Sverdlov. After him are Heinrich Brüning, Karl Radek, Luigi Russolo, Erich von Stroheim, Hermann Weyl, and Heinrich Hoffmann. Among people deceased in 1966, George de Hevesy ranks 19Before him are Peter Debye, Ken Miles, Sayyid Qutb, Felix Steiner, Dietrich von Choltitz, and Cemal Gürsel. After him are Frits Zernike, Célestin Freinet, Guillermo Stábile, Vincent Auriol, Paul Reynaud, and Albert Göring.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, George de Hevesy ranks 60 out of 696Before him are Arthur Koestler (1905), Béla Guttmann (1899), Leo Szilard (1898), Paul Erdős (1913), Sándor Petőfi (1823), and Coloman, King of Hungary (1070). After him are Flórián Albert (1941), Albert Szent-Györgyi (1893), Michael Curtiz (1886), Géza II of Hungary (1130), Béla II of Hungary (1108), and Andrew I of Hungary (1010).

Among CHEMISTS In Hungary

Among chemists born in Hungary, George de Hevesy ranks 1After him are Avram Hershko (1937), George Andrew Olah (1927), Michael Polanyi (1891), and Mária Telkes (1900).