CHEMIST

Kenichi Fukui

1918 - 1998

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Kenichi Fukui (福井 謙一 Fukui Ken'ichi, October 4, 1918 – January 9, 1998) was a Japanese chemist, known as the first Asian person to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Fukui was co-recipient of the 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Roald Hoffmann, for their independent investigations into the mechanisms of chemical reactions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kenichi Fukui has received more than 104,171 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Kenichi Fukui is the 271st most popular chemist (down from 265th in 2019), the 362nd most popular biography from Japan (up from 388th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Chemist.

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Among CHEMISTS

Among chemists, Kenichi Fukui ranks 271 out of 509Before him are Luis Federico Leloir, Carl Gustaf Mosander, Vladimir Markovnikov, Hideki Shirakawa, Alan MacDiarmid, and Richard Smalley. After him are Andreas Sigismund Marggraf, Edmond H. Fischer, Fraser Stoddart, Thomas A. Steitz, Alexander Shulgin, and William Henry.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1918, Kenichi Fukui ranks 74Before him are Yigal Allon, Jean-Marie Loret, Kakuei Tanaka, João Figueiredo, Gabriel Axel, and Philip José Farmer. After him are Humaira Begum, Volodymyr Shcherbytsky, Takashi Kasahara, Spiro Agnew, Choi Hong Hi, and Fernando Peyroteo. Among people deceased in 1998, Kenichi Fukui ranks 59Before him are Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche, Benjamin Spock, Kurt Franz, Nguyễn Ngọc Loan, Martin Rodbell, and Roddy McDowall. After him are Marie-Louise von Franz, Anne Desclos, Remo Giazotto, Marie-Louise Meilleur, Shoichi Nishimura, and John Derek.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Kenichi Fukui ranks 362 out of 6,048Before him are Akira Nozawa (1914), Empress Masako (1963), Emperor Uda (867), Azai Nagamasa (1545), Inukai Tsuyoshi (1855), and Torakusu Yamaha (1851). After him are Hirohiko Araki (1960), Takijirō Ōnishi (1891), Keizō Obuchi (1937), Masao Takada (null), Hishikawa Moronobu (1618), and Takeshi Natori (null).

Among CHEMISTS In Japan

Among chemists born in Japan, Kenichi Fukui ranks 7Before him are Satoshi Ōmura (1935), Akira Suzuki (1930), Osamu Shimomura (1928), Kaoru Ishikawa (1915), Kikunae Ikeda (1864), and Hideki Shirakawa (1936). After him are Ryōji Noyori (1938), Akira Yoshino (1948), Koichi Tanaka (1959), and Masatoshi Shima (1943).