James Watson

1928 - Today

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James Dewey Watson KBE (born April 6, 1928) is an American molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist. In 1953, he co-authored with Francis Crick the academic paper proposing the double helix structure of the DNA molecule. Watson, Crick and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Watson has received more than 3,043,083 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 79 in 2019). James Watson is the 11th most popular biologist (up from 12th in 2019), the 148th most popular biography from United States (down from 133rd in 2019) and the most popular American Biologist.

James Watson is most famous for being one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA.

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Among biologists, James Watson ranks 11 out of 844Before him are Ivan Pavlov, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, Ernst Haeckel, Konrad Lorenz, and Karl Landsteiner. After him are Luc Montagnier, Alfred Russel Wallace, Peter Kropotkin, Georges Cuvier, Richard Dawkins, and Rosalind Franklin.

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Among people born in 1928, James Watson ranks 9Before him are Stanley Kubrick, Andy Warhol, Hosni Mubarak, John Forbes Nash Jr., Noam Chomsky, and Ariel Sharon. After him are Eduard Shevardnadze, Philip K. Dick, Chinghiz Aitmatov, Serge Gainsbourg, Rinus Michels, and Shirley Temple.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Watson ranks 148 out of 15,968Before him are Will Smith (1968), Ray Kroc (1902), Brad Pitt (1963), Tupac Shakur (1971), Phineas Gage (1823), and Madonna (1958). After him are Vin Diesel (1967), James Brown (1933), Ray Charles (1930), Barbra Streisand (1942), Clark Gable (1901), and Carl Sagan (1934).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, James Watson ranks 1After him are Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866), Rachel Carson (1907), Dian Fossey (1932), Barbara McClintock (1902), Hermann Joseph Muller (1890), Lynn Margulis (1938), Irwin Rose (1926), Alfred Hershey (1908), George Beadle (1903), Gerald Edelman (1929), and John Franklin Enders (1897).