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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 245,004 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Harry Kroto is the 154th most popular chemist (down from 123rd in 2019), the 742nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 674th in 2019) and the 17th 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 154 out of 509Before him are Jerome Karle, Hennig Brand, Ignacy Mościcki, Paul Lauterbur, Stanley Miller, and Paul Flory. After him are George Andrew Olah, John Frederic Daniell, Wilfrid Voynich, Heinrich Gustav Magnus, Satoshi Ōmura, and Akira Suzuki.

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Among people born in 1939, Harry Kroto ranks 55Before him are Ali MacGraw, Scott Glenn, Joel Schumacher, Ratko Janev, Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela, and Volker Schlöndorff. After him are Silvana Armenulić, Carlo Ginzburg, João Bernardo Vieira, Barry Seal, Fikret Abdić, and Carolina Herrera. Among people deceased in 2016, Harry Kroto ranks 57Before him are Vera Rubin, Ettore Scola, George Martin, Konstantinos Stephanopoulos, Michèle Morgan, and Jacques Rivette. After him are Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Viktor Korchnoi, Esma Redžepova, Patricio Aylwin, Vesna Vulović, and Takahito, Prince Mikasa.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Harry Kroto ranks 742 out of 7,765Before him are Samuel Richardson (1689), Catherine of Lancaster (1373), Arthur Cayley (1821), Pat Hitchcock (1928), Frederick Griffith (1879), and Margaret Rutherford (1892). After him are Derek Jacobi (1938), Bruce Chatwin (1940), Lady Margaret Beaufort (1443), Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond (1430), James Joseph Sylvester (1814), and Chris Rea (1951).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, Harry Kroto ranks 17Before him are Henry Hallett Dale (1875), Robert Robinson (1886), James Dewar (1842), John Macleod (1876), Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (1897), and Arthur Harden (1865). After him are John Frederic Daniell (1790), Richard Laurence Millington Synge (1914), John Vane (1927), Rodney Robert Porter (1917), George Porter (1920), and Archer Martin (1910).