Harry Kroto

1939 - 2016

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Sir Harold Walter Kroto (born Harold Walter Krotoschiner; 7 October 1939 – 30 April 2016) was an English chemist. He shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Robert Curl and Richard Smalley for their discovery of fullerenes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harry Kroto has received more than 273,536 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Harry Kroto is the 162nd most popular chemist (down from 153rd in 2019), the 694th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 742nd in 2019) and the 21st most popular British Chemist.

Harry Kroto is most famous for discovering a new form of carbon called buckminsterfullerene or "buckyballs."

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Over the past year Harry Kroto has had the most page views in the with 22,583 views, followed by Spanish (3,797), and Chinese (3,009). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are (220.38%), Hakka (210.73%), and Hungarian (64.68%)


Among chemists, Harry Kroto ranks 162 out of 602Before him are Kary Mullis, Karl Barry Sharpless, Robert Huber, Jerome Karle, John Frederic Daniell, and Bengt I. Samuelsson. After him are Stanislao Cannizzaro, Johann Wilhelm Ritter, Paul Flory, George Andrew Olah, Marcellin Berthelot, and Ei-ichi Negishi.

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Among people born in 1939, Harry Kroto ranks 49Before him are Volker Schlöndorff, Michael Cimino, Kenzō Takada, Junko Tabei, Henry Mintzberg, and Phil Spector. After him are Claude François, Joel Schumacher, Pak Pong-ju, Richard Serra, João Bernardo Vieira, and Amancio Amaro. Among people deceased in 2016, Harry Kroto ranks 56Before him are Ahmed Zewail, Michèle Morgan, George Gaynes, Junko Tabei, Viktor Korchnoi, and Ettore Scola. After him are Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Reinhard Selten, Patricio Aylwin, Hilary Putnam, and Robert Vaughn.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Harry Kroto ranks 694 out of 8,785Before him are Jim Broadbent (1949), Peter Shilton (1949), William Oughtred (1574), Stephen Gray (1666), John Frederic Daniell (1790), and Brian Josephson (1940). After him are Benjamin Hornigold (1680), Charles Wheatstone (1802), James May (1963), George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1592), Peter Greenaway (1942), and Francis Hutcheson (1694).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, Harry Kroto ranks 21Before him are Archer Martin (1910), Ronald George Wreyford Norrish (1897), John Newlands (1837), James Dewar (1842), George Porter (1920), and John Frederic Daniell (1790). After him are Alexander R. Todd (1907), John Macleod (1876), John E. Walker (1941), John Vane (1927), Derek Barton (1918), and Rodney Robert Porter (1917).