CHEMIST

Kikunae Ikeda

1864 - 1936

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Kikunae Ikeda (池田 菊苗, Ikeda Kikunae, 8 October 1864 – 3 May 1936) was a Japanese chemist and Tokyo Imperial University professor of chemistry who, in 1908, uncovered the chemical basis of a taste he named umami. It is one of the five basic tastes along with sweet, bitter, sour and salty.Ikeda graduated in 1889 from Tokyo Imperial University in chemistry. In 1891, he became a professor at the Higher Normal School of Tokyo, in 1896 he became an associate professor at Tokyo Imperial University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kikunae Ikeda has received more than 157,249 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Kikunae Ikeda is the 267th most popular chemist, the 391st most popular biography from Japan (down from 323rd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Japanese Chemist.

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Among CHEMISTS

Among chemists, Kikunae Ikeda ranks 267 out of 510Before him are J. D. Bernal, Alfred G. Gilman, Thomas A. Steitz, Bernard Courtois, Kenichi Fukui, and Charles Adolphe Wurtz. After him are Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, Paul L. Modrich, Yuan T. Lee, Geoffrey Wilkinson, Leopold Gmelin, and Hideki Shirakawa.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1864, Kikunae Ikeda ranks 50Before him are Jakob von Uexküll, Alfred Stieglitz, Franz Oppenheimer, Tanaka Giichi, Soh Jaipil, and Hermann Weingärtner. After him are Ahmed Izzet Pasha, Peter Deunov, Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia, Isa Boletini, and Carsten Borchgrevink. Among people deceased in 1936, Kikunae Ikeda ranks 57Before him are Robert E. Howard, Carl Stumpf, Marcel Grossmann, Alexander Berkman, Mehmet Akif Ersoy, and Ramón del Valle-Inclán. After him are Max Schreck, Edward Bach, Saitō Makoto, Mikhail Tomsky, Takahashi Korekiyo, and Anna Boch.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Kikunae Ikeda ranks 391 out of 5,560Before him are Chikamatsu Monzaemon (1653), Kondō Isami (1834), Hifuyo Uchida (null), Kenichi Fukui (1918), Uichiro Hatta (1903), and Saitō Hajime (1844). After him are Emperor Konoe (1139), Emperor Go-Sanjō (1032), Motoo Tatsuhara (1913), Takijirō Ōnishi (1891), Yosano Akiko (1878), and Hiroshi Saeki (1936).

Among CHEMISTS In Japan

Among chemists born in Japan, Kikunae Ikeda ranks 5Before him are Akira Suzuki (1930), Osamu Shimomura (1928), Kaoru Ishikawa (1915), and Kenichi Fukui (1918). After him are Hideki Shirakawa (1936), Ryōji Noyori (1938), Satoshi Ōmura (1935), Akira Yoshino (1948), Koichi Tanaka (1959), and Masatoshi Shima (1943).