James B. Sumner

1887 - 1955

James B. Sumner

James Batcheller Sumner (November 19, 1887 – August 12, 1955) was an American chemist. He discovered that enzymes can be crystallized, for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1946 with John Howard Northrop and Wendell Meredith Stanley. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James B. Sumner has received more than 76,045 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 102nd most popular chemist.

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Among chemists, James B. Sumner ranks 102 out of 473Before him are Frederick Gowland Hopkins, Wendell Meredith Stanley, Dan Shechtman, Marshall Warren Nirenberg, Yves Chauvin, and Gerhard Ertl. After him are William Howard Stein, Edward Adelbert Doisy, Julius Lothar Meyer, Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, Konrad Emil Bloch, and Paul J. Crutzen.

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Among people born in 1887, James B. Sumner ranks 33Before him are Ruth Benedict, Henry Moseley, Kurt Schwitters, Boris Karloff, August Macke, and Lothar Rendulic. After him are Wolfgang Köhler, Erich Mendelsohn, Nikolai Vavilov, Nadia Boulanger, René Cassin, and Georgia O'Keeffe. Among people deceased in 1955, James B. Sumner ranks 21Before him are Paul Claudel, Maurice Utrillo, George Enescu, Rodolfo Graziani, Calouste Gulbenkian, and Carmen Miranda. After him are Hermann Weyl, Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria, Pak Hon-yong, Oswald Avery, Vasily Blokhin, and Alfred Radcliffe-Brown.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James B. Sumner ranks 705 out of 12,171Before him are Samuel Barber (1910), James Earl Jones (1931), Jimmy Connors (1952), Michelle Obama (1964), Charles H. Townes (1915), and Billy Graham (1918). After him are Carole Lombard (1908), Jean Seberg (1938), Lee Marvin (1924), George Stinney (1929), Robert McNamara (1916), and John Malkovich (1953).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, James B. Sumner ranks 14Before him are John Howard Northrop (1891), Irving Langmuir (1881), Gilbert N. Lewis (1875), Raymond Davis Jr. (1914), Wendell Meredith Stanley (1904), and Marshall Warren Nirenberg (1927). After him are William Howard Stein (1911), Edward Adelbert Doisy (1893), Vincent du Vigneaud (1901), Robert F. Furchgott (1916), Stanford Moore (1913), and Christian B. Anfinsen (1916).