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 96,232 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Kenichi Fukui is the 265th most popular chemist (down from 231st in 2019), the 388th most popular biography from Japan (down from 252nd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Japanese Chemist.

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Among CHEMISTS

Among chemists, Kenichi Fukui ranks 265 out of 510Before him are John Polanyi, Alexander Butlerov, J. D. Bernal, Alfred G. Gilman, Thomas A. Steitz, and Bernard Courtois. After him are Charles Adolphe Wurtz, Kikunae Ikeda, Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, Paul L. Modrich, Yuan T. Lee, and Geoffrey Wilkinson.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1918, Kenichi Fukui ranks 78Before him are Kevin A. Lynch, Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, B. K. S. Iyengar, João Figueiredo, Philip José Farmer, and Dora Ratjen. After him are Edward B. Lewis, Lothar-Günther Buchheim, Igor Ansoff, Spiro Agnew, W. Eugene Smith, and Edwin G. Krebs. Among people deceased in 1998, Kenichi Fukui ranks 60Before him are Maria Reiche, Jerome Robbins, Verner Panton, Haxhi Lleshi, Benjamin Spock, and Clara Rockmore. After him are Marie-Louise von Franz, Remo Giazotto, Carl Perkins, Zlatko Čajkovski, Don Taylor, and George H. Hitchings.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Kenichi Fukui ranks 388 out of 5,560Before him are Konishi Yukinaga (1555), Masayoshi Son (1957), Torakusu Yamaha (1851), Chikamatsu Monzaemon (1653), Kondō Isami (1834), and Hifuyo Uchida (null). After him are Uichiro Hatta (1903), Saitō Hajime (1844), Kikunae Ikeda (1864), Emperor Konoe (1139), Emperor Go-Sanjō (1032), and Motoo Tatsuhara (1913).

Among CHEMISTS In Japan

Among chemists born in Japan, Kenichi Fukui ranks 4Before him are Akira Suzuki (1930), Osamu Shimomura (1928), and Kaoru Ishikawa (1915). After him are Kikunae Ikeda (1864), Hideki Shirakawa (1936), Ryōji Noyori (1938), Satoshi Ōmura (1935), Akira Yoshino (1948), Koichi Tanaka (1959), and Masatoshi Shima (1943).