Harry Kroto

1939 - 2016

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Sir Harold Walter Kroto (born Harold Walter Krotoschiner; 7 October 1939 – 30 April 2016), known as Harry Kroto, 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 219,765 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Harry Kroto is the 123rd most popular chemist (up from 153rd in 2019), the 675th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 662nd in 2019) and the 13th most popular British Chemist.

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

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Among chemists, Harry Kroto ranks 123 out of 510Before him are Hennig Brand, Ernst Otto Fischer, Louis Jacques Thénard, Johann Wilhelm Ritter, James B. Sumner, and Avram Hershko. After him are Gerhard Ertl, Wallace Carothers, William Hyde Wollaston, Robert Burns Woodward, Sune Bergström, and Vincent du Vigneaud.

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Among people born in 1939, Harry Kroto ranks 46Before him are Barry Seal, Henry Mintzberg, Marie Laforêt, Michael Cimino, Michèle Mercier, and Volker Schlöndorff. After him are Scott Glenn, Junko Tabei, João Bernardo Vieira, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, Cynthia Lennon, and Jean-Marie Lehn. Among people deceased in 2016, Harry Kroto ranks 49Before him are Walter Scheel, George Gaynes, Michael Cimino, Ray Tomlinson, Ettore Scola, and James Cronin. After him are Jacques Rivette, Michèle Morgan, Junko Tabei, Reinhard Selten, Yasuo Takamori, and Esma Redžepova.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Harry Kroto ranks 675 out of 6,924Before him are Bernard Lewis (1916), Ramsay MacDonald (1866), Sawney Bean (1600), John Balliol (1249), Bruce Chatwin (1940), and George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford (1504). After him are Alfred Radcliffe-Brown (1881), Christian Bale (1974), Roger Glover (1945), Nigel Farage (1964), Peter Greenaway (1942), and Oliver Heaviside (1850).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, Harry Kroto ranks 13Before him are Arthur Harden (1865), Francis William Aston (1877), Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), Norman Haworth (1883), Robert Robinson (1886), and Henry Hallett Dale (1875). After him are William Hyde Wollaston (1766), John Macleod (1876), John Frederic Daniell (1790), John Newlands (1837), Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (1897), and Richard Laurence Millington Synge (1914).