John Howard Northrop

1891 - 1987

John Howard Northrop

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 55,760 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 79th most popular chemist.

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Among chemists, John Howard Northrop ranks 79 out of 473Before him are Theodore William Richards, Friedrich Bergius, Harold Urey, Dorothy Hodgkin, Felix Hoffmann, and George de Hevesy. After him are Heinrich Otto Wieland, Norman Haworth, Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, Ernest Solvay, Antoni Grabowski, and Artturi Ilmari Virtanen.

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Among people born in 1891, John Howard Northrop ranks 24Before him are Fritz Todt, Ilya Ehrenburg, Genrikh Yagoda, Rafael Trujillo, Alexander Rodchenko, and Frederick Banting. After him are Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia, Osip Mandelstam, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Fumimaro Konoe, Edward Bernays, and Cole Porter. Among people deceased in 1987, John Howard Northrop ranks 18Before him are Gunnar Myrdal, Walter Houser Brattain, Pola Negri, Lee Byung-chul, Jacques Anquetil, and Fahri Korutürk. After him are Andrés Segovia, William P. Murphy, Lino Ventura, Lee Marvin, John Huston, and Jascha Heifetz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Howard Northrop ranks 557 out of 12,171Before him are Scott Joplin (1868), Ritchie Valens (1941), Buddy Holly (1936), Mike Tyson (1966), Benjamin Thompson (1753), and John Reed (1887). After him are Liza Minnelli (1946), Robert Kardashian (1944), Talia Shire (1946), David Copperfield (1956), Dwayne Johnson (1972), and Gene Kelly (1912).

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), Melvin Calvin (1911), Gertrude B. Elion (1918), Theodore William Richards (1868), and Harold Urey (1893). After him are Irving Langmuir (1881), Gilbert N. Lewis (1875), Raymond Davis Jr. (1914), Wendell Meredith Stanley (1904), Marshall Warren Nirenberg (1927), and James B. Sumner (1887).