James Watson

1928 - Today

James Watson

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 2,653,890 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 12th most popular biologist.

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Among biologists, James Watson ranks 12 out of 686Before him are Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Ernst Haeckel, Konrad Lorenz, Karl Landsteiner, and Peter Kropotkin. After him are Georges Cuvier, Alfred Russel Wallace, Richard Dawkins, Francis Crick, Thomas Henry Huxley, and Rosalind Franklin.

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Among people born in 1928, James Watson ranks 9Before him are Andy Warhol, Noam Chomsky, Hosni Mubarak, Ariel Sharon, John Forbes Nash Jr., and Ennio Morricone. After him are Eduard Shevardnadze, Rinus Michels, Philip K. Dick, Serge Gainsbourg, Agnès Varda, and Osamu Tezuka.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Watson ranks 133 out of 12,171Before him are Charles Bronson (1921), Herman Melville (1819), Ray Bradbury (1920), Amelia Earhart (1897), Dale Carnegie (1888), and Phineas Gage (1823). After him are Henry Fonda (1905), Coen brothers (null), Tupac Shakur (1971), Paul Newman (1925), Jane Fonda (1937), and Chuck Berry (1926).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, James Watson ranks 1After him are Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866), Dian Fossey (1932), Barbara McClintock (1902), Rachel Carson (1907), Irwin Rose (1926), George Beadle (1903), Paul Greengard (1925), Hermann Joseph Muller (1890), Edward Tatum (1909), Lynn Margulis (1938), and Alfred Hershey (1908).