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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 58,729 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). John Howard Northrop is the 89th most popular chemist (down from 79th in 2019), the 721st most popular biography from United States (down from 557th in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Chemist.

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Among CHEMISTS

Among chemists, John Howard Northrop ranks 89 out of 510. Before him are Ernest Solvay, Theodore William Richards, Leopold Ružička, Tadeusz Reichstein, Norman Haworth, and Joseph Proust. After him are Richard Kuhn, Odd Hassel, Paul Hermann Müller, Gilbert N. Lewis, Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, and Marcellin Berthelot.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1891, John Howard Northrop ranks 27Before him are Alexander Rodchenko, Fritz Todt, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Edward Bernays, Frederick Banting, and Osip Mandelstam. After him are Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia, Fumimaro Konoe, Frank Costello, Cole Porter, Michael Chekhov, and Ole Kirk Christiansen. Among people deceased in 1987, John Howard Northrop ranks 18Before him are Pola Negri, Gunnar Myrdal, John Huston, Jacques Anquetil, Andrés Segovia, and Lee Byung-chul. After him are Fahri Korutürk, Thomas Sankara, Lino Ventura, Jascha Heifetz, Walter Houser Brattain, and Lee Marvin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Howard Northrop ranks 721 out of 15,968. Before him are Anne Sullivan (1866), Gloria Gaynor (1947), W. Edwards Deming (1900), Don Johnson (1949), Dorothea Lange (1895), and Margaret Brown (1867). After him are Ben Roy Mottelson (1926), Edward Norton Lorenz (1917), Don Shirley (1927), Douglass North (1920), Ginger Rogers (1911), and Sam Peckinpah (1925).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, John Howard Northrop ranks 11Before him are Kary Mullis (1944), Harold Urey (1893), Melvin Calvin (1911), Wendell Meredith Stanley (1904), Irving Langmuir (1881), and Theodore William Richards (1868). After him are Gilbert N. Lewis (1875), Marshall Warren Nirenberg (1927), Willard Libby (1908), Glenn T. Seaborg (1912), James B. Sumner (1887), and Wallace Carothers (1896).