John Kendrew

1917 - 1997

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Sir John Cowdery Kendrew, (24 March 1917 – 23 August 1997) was an English biochemist, crystallographer, and science administrator. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Kendrew has received more than 519,043 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). John Kendrew is the 253rd most popular physicist (up from 608th in 2019), the 840th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 3,365th in 2019) and the 35th most popular British Physicist.

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Among physicists, John Kendrew ranks 253 out of 721. Before him are Klaus Fuchs, Clifford Shull, Bertram Brockhouse, Herbert Kroemer, John Hasbrouck Van Vleck, and Giovanni Battista Venturi. After him are Ludwig Prandtl, Rainer Weiss, Edme Mariotte, Ivar Giaever, Peter Mansfield, and Ettore Majorana.

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Among people born in 1917, John Kendrew ranks 54Before him are Susan Hayward, Hirokazu Ninomiya, Vera Lynn, Leonid Hurwicz, Leonora Carrington, and Masahiko Kimura. After him are Barry Nelson, Andrew Huxley, David McClelland, John Fenn, Carson McCullers, and Robert Bloch. Among people deceased in 1997, John Kendrew ranks 50Before him are John Eccles, Chaim Herzog, Marco Ferreri, Georg Solti, Stéphane Grappelli, and Carl Gustav Hempel. After him are Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, Bulat Okudzhava, Louis, Prince Napoléon, Narciso Yepes, Masaru Ibuka, and Gerda Christian.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Kendrew ranks 840 out of 6,924. Before him are Alexander III of Scotland (1241), Louise of Great Britain (1724), Tony Richardson (1928), Ronnie Wood (1947), Emperor Norton (1818), and Arthur Hailey (1920). After him are Tom Simpson (1937), Charlotte Cooper (1870), Edward Burne-Jones (1833), Ealhswith (852), Wat Tyler (1341), and Elizabeth Gaskell (1810).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, John Kendrew ranks 35Before him are David J. Thouless (1934), John Cockcroft (1897), Anthony James Leggett (1938), Daniel Rutherford (1749), Nevill Francis Mott (1905), and Patrick Blackett (1897). After him are Peter Mansfield (1933), Andrew Huxley (1917), Brian Josephson (1940), Charles Wheatstone (1802), Stephen Hales (1677), and William Whewell (1794).