Jacques Monod

1910 - 1976

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Jacques Lucien Monod (9 February 1910 – 31 May 1976) was a French biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1965, sharing it with François Jacob and André Lwoff "for their discoveries concerning genetic control of enzyme and virus synthesis". Monod and Jacob became famous for their work on the E. coli lac operon, which encodes proteins necessary for the transport and breakdown of the sugar lactose (lac). From their own work and the work of others, they came up with a model for how the levels of some proteins in a cell are controlled. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Monod has received more than 344,712 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Jacques Monod is the 58th most popular chemist (down from 57th in 2019), the 541st most popular biography from France (up from 583rd in 2019) and the 9th most popular French Chemist.

Jacques Monod is most famous for his work in the field of molecular biology. He shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1965 with Francois Jacob and Andre Lwoff for their discoveries concerning genetic control of enzyme and virus synthesis.

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Over the past year Jacques Monod has had the most page views in the with 34,910 views, followed by French (32,288), and Spanish (9,498). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Western Punjabi (205.52%), Haitian (117.26%), and Serbian (85.65%)


Among chemists, Jacques Monod ranks 58 out of 602Before him are Melvin Calvin, Frederick Soddy, Adolf Windaus, Victor Grignard, Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner, and Arne Tiselius. After him are Otto Diels, Theodor Svedberg, Norman Haworth, Richard Willstätter, Claude Louis Berthollet, and Hans Fischer.

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Among people born in 1910, Jacques Monod ranks 14Before him are Gloria Stuart, Jean Genet, Paulette Goddard, Katherine Oppenheimer, Django Reinhardt, and Konrad Zuse. After him are Eric Berne, Chiang Ching-kuo, Gerda Taro, Dorothy Hodgkin, Walter Schellenberg, and Ronald Coase. Among people deceased in 1976, Jacques Monod ranks 19Before him are André Malraux, Henrik Dam, Ulrike Meinhof, Man Ray, J. Paul Getty, and Joachim Peiper. After him are Eyvind Johnson, Benjamin Britten, Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark, Leopold Ružička, Zhu De, and Raymond Queneau.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jacques Monod ranks 541 out of 6,770Before him are Louis, Grand Condé (1621), Boris Vian (1920), Jacques Hébert (1757), Héloïse (1101), Baldwin I, Latin Emperor (1172), and Jacques Tati (1907). After him are Marius Petipa (1818), Theuderic I (485), Claude Chabrol (1930), Lothair of France (941), Étienne de La Boétie (1530), and Marguerite de Navarre (1492).

Among CHEMISTS In France

Among chemists born in France, Jacques Monod ranks 9Before him are Irène Joliot-Curie (1897), Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac (1778), Henri Moissan (1852), Alfred Werner (1866), Paul Sabatier (1854), and Victor Grignard (1871). After him are Claude Louis Berthollet (1748), Joseph Black (1728), Joseph Proust (1754), Michel Eugène Chevreul (1786), Jean-Marie Lehn (1939), and Jean-Pierre Sauvage (1944).