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Glenn T. Seaborg

1912 - 1999

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Glenn Theodore Seaborg ( SEE-borg; 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 993,867 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Glenn T. Seaborg is the 126th most popular chemist (down from 115th in 2019), the 877th most popular biography from United States (up from 905th in 2019) and the 20th most popular American Chemist.

Glenn T. Seaborg is most famous for discovering plutonium and other transuranium elements, including americium, curium, berkelium, and californium.

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Among chemists, Glenn T. Seaborg ranks 126 out of 509Before him are Richard R. Ernst, William Howard Stein, Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, Lars Onsager, Georg Ernst Stahl, and Johan Gadolin. After him are Joachim Sauer, Jean-Marie Lehn, Dan Shechtman, Robert Burns Woodward, Ernst Chain, and Ernst Otto Fischer.

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Among people born in 1912, Glenn T. Seaborg ranks 40Before him are Jozef Gabčík, Otto Ernst Remer, Minoru Yamasaki, Leonid Kantorovich, Juan Pujol García, and Karl Malden. After him are Lawrence Durrell, Sonja Henie, Otto Kretschmer, Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland, Chien-Shiung Wu, and Georg Solti. Among people deceased in 1999, Glenn T. Seaborg ranks 24Before him are Willi Stoph, Desmond Llewelyn, Jerzy Grotowski, Joe DiMaggio, Dirk Bogarde, and Akio Morita. After him are Arthur Leonard Schawlow, Sarah Knauss, Trygve Haavelmo, Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani, Julius Nyerere, and Anatoliy Solovianenko.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Glenn T. Seaborg ranks 877 out of 18,182Before him are Robert Lucas Jr. (1937), Mel Brooks (1926), Solomon Northup (1808), Jack Palance (1919), Lex Barker (1919), and Mae West (1893). After him are Jean Harlow (1911), Thelonious Monk (1917), Phil Spector (1939), Ferid Murad (1936), John L. Hall (1934), and Sinclair Lewis (1885).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Glenn T. Seaborg ranks 20Before him are Stanley B. Prusiner (1942), Willard Libby (1908), James B. Sumner (1887), Wendell Meredith Stanley (1904), Stanford Moore (1913), and William Howard Stein (1911). After him are Robert Burns Woodward (1917), Christian B. Anfinsen (1916), Paul Berg (1926), Robert W. Holley (1922), Robert F. Furchgott (1916), and Jerome Karle (1918).