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Glenn T. Seaborg

1912 - 1999

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Glenn Theodore Seaborg (; April 19, 1912 – February 25, 1999) was an American chemist whose involvement in the synthesis, discovery and investigation of ten transuranium elements earned him a share of the 1951 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. His work in this area also led to his development of the actinide concept and the arrangement of the actinide series in the periodic table of the elements. Seaborg spent most of his career as an educator and research scientist at the University of California, Berkeley, serving as a professor, and, between 1958 and 1961, as the university's second chancellor. He advised ten US Presidents—from Harry S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Glenn T. Seaborg has received more than 635,399 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Glenn T. Seaborg is the 115th most popular chemist (up from 147th in 2019), the 906th most popular biography from United States (up from 907th in 2019) and the 15th most popular American Chemist.

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Among CHEMISTS

Among chemists, Glenn T. Seaborg ranks 115 out of 510. Before him are William Giauque, Konrad Emil Bloch, Henry Hallett Dale, Paul J. Crutzen, Dan Shechtman, and Louis Nicolas Vauquelin. After him are Georg Ernst Stahl, Hennig Brand, Ernst Otto Fischer, Louis Jacques Thénard, Johann Wilhelm Ritter, and James B. Sumner.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1912, Glenn T. Seaborg ranks 36Before him are Maria Mandl, Jozef Gabčík, Pierre Boulle, Leonid Kantorovich, Konrad Emil Bloch, and Otto Kretschmer. After him are Patrick White, Otto Ernst Remer, Karl Malden, Edward Mills Purcell, Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland, and Chien-Shiung Wu. Among people deceased in 1999, Glenn T. Seaborg ranks 27Before him are Julius Nyerere, Desmond Llewelyn, Iris Murdoch, Petr Shelokhonov, Akio Morita, and Oliver Reed. After him are Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani, Anatoliy Solovianenko, Arthur Leonard Schawlow, Nise da Silveira, Hélder Câmara, and Trygve Haavelmo.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Glenn T. Seaborg ranks 906 out of 15,968. Before him are Chick Corea (1941), Burt Young (1940), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807), Hermann Joseph Muller (1890), Baruch Samuel Blumberg (1925), and Solomon Northup (1808). After him are Tom Waits (1949), Colin Powell (1937), Lynn Margulis (1938), Robert A. Dahl (1915), Harry Dean Stanton (1926), and George F. Kennan (1904).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Glenn T. Seaborg ranks 15Before him are Irving Langmuir (1881), Theodore William Richards (1868), John Howard Northrop (1891), Gilbert N. Lewis (1875), Marshall Warren Nirenberg (1927), and Willard Libby (1908). After him are James B. Sumner (1887), Wallace Carothers (1896), Robert Burns Woodward (1917), Vincent du Vigneaud (1901), Christian B. Anfinsen (1916), and Stanley B. Prusiner (1942).