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John Howard Northrop

1891 - 1987

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John Howard Northrop (July 5, 1891 – May 27, 1987) was an American biochemist who, with James Batcheller Sumner and Wendell Meredith Stanley, won the 1946 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The award was given for these scientists' isolation, crystallization, and study of enzymes, proteins, and viruses. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Howard Northrop has received more than 80,526 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). John Howard Northrop is the 67th most popular chemist (up from 89th in 2019), the 542nd most popular biography from United States (up from 721st in 2019) and the 8th most popular American Chemist.

John Howard Northrop is most famous for inventing the flying wing.

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Among chemists, John Howard Northrop ranks 67 out of 509Before him are Friedrich Bergius, Irving Langmuir, Tadeusz Reichstein, Adolf Windaus, Arne Tiselius, and Dorothy Hodgkin. After him are Hans Adolf Krebs, Otto Diels, Theodore William Richards, George de Hevesy, Richard Willstätter, and Frederick Gowland Hopkins.

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Among people born in 1891, John Howard Northrop ranks 24Before him are Otto Dix, Genrikh Yagoda, Helmuth Weidling, Ilya Ehrenburg, Fritz Todt, and Tadamichi Kuribayashi. After him are Alexander Rodchenko, Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia, Edward Bernays, Fumimaro Konoe, Osip Mandelstam, and Ole Kirk Christiansen. Among people deceased in 1987, John Howard Northrop ranks 18Before him are Andrey Kolmogorov, Thomas Sankara, Gunnar Myrdal, Walter Houser Brattain, John Huston, and Lino Ventura. After him are William P. Murphy, Lee Byung-chul, Andrés Segovia, Jascha Heifetz, Fahri Korutürk, and Jacqueline du Pré.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Howard Northrop ranks 542 out of 18,182Before him are Steven Tyler (1948), Matt Damon (1970), Albert Ellis (1913), Aaron T. Beck (1921), Sidney Sheldon (1917), and Herbert Spencer Gasser (1888). After him are T. S. Eliot (1888), James E. Webb (1906), Nelson Rockefeller (1908), Jerry Lewis (1926), Anthony Perkins (1932), and Francis Fukuyama (1952).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, John Howard Northrop ranks 8Before him are Edwin McMillan (1907), John Stith Pemberton (1831), Gertrude B. Elion (1918), Melvin Calvin (1911), Kary Mullis (1944), and Irving Langmuir (1881). After him are Theodore William Richards (1868), Gilbert N. Lewis (1875), Marshall Warren Nirenberg (1927), Edward Adelbert Doisy (1893), Harold Urey (1893), and Stanley B. Prusiner (1942).