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Linus Pauling

1901 - 1994

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Linus Carl Pauling (; February 28, 1901 – August 19, 1994) was an American chemist, biochemist, chemical engineer, peace activist, author, and educator. He published more than 1,200 papers and books, of which about 850 dealt with scientific topics. New Scientist called him one of the 20 greatest scientists of all time, and as of 2000, he was rated the 16th most important scientist in history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Linus Pauling has received more than 2,981,271 page views. His biography is available in 94 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 92 in 2019). Linus Pauling is the 13th most popular chemist (down from 10th in 2019), the 127th most popular biography from United States (up from 135th in 2019) and the most popular American Chemist.

Linus Pauling is most famous for his work in chemistry, specifically in the field of quantum chemistry. He is the only person to have won two unshared Nobel Prizes.

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Among chemists, Linus Pauling ranks 13 out of 509Before him are Irène Joliot-Curie, Amedeo Avogadro, Svante Arrhenius, Jabir ibn Hayyan, Jöns Jacob Berzelius, and Fritz Haber. After him are Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Carl Wilhelm Scheele, Wilhelm Ostwald, Friedrich Wöhler, Otto Hahn, and Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac.

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Among people born in 1901, Linus Pauling ranks 9Before him are Marlene Dietrich, Werner Heisenberg, Louis Armstrong, Enrico Fermi, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, and Jacques Lacan. After him are Clark Gable, Rudolf Höss, Sukarno, Fulgencio Batista, Leopold III of Belgium, and Ngo Dinh Diem. Among people deceased in 1994, Linus Pauling ranks 10Before him are Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Charles Bukowski, Erik Erikson, Erich Honecker, Elias Canetti, and Eugène Ionesco. After him are Ayrton Senna, Burt Lancaster, Andrei Chikatilo, Giulietta Masina, Kurt Cobain, and Léon Degrelle.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Linus Pauling ranks 127 out of 18,182Before him are Ray Charles (1930), Sitting Bull (1831), Brad Pitt (1963), Phineas Gage (1823), Isadora Duncan (1877), and Grace Hopper (1906). After him are Clark Gable (1901), Dr. Seuss (1904), Sharon Tate (1943), William Faulkner (1897), Kirk Douglas (1916), and Bobby Fischer (1943).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Linus Pauling ranks 1After him are Edwin McMillan (1907), John Stith Pemberton (1831), Gertrude B. Elion (1918), Melvin Calvin (1911), Kary Mullis (1944), Irving Langmuir (1881), John Howard Northrop (1891), Theodore William Richards (1868), Gilbert N. Lewis (1875), Marshall Warren Nirenberg (1927), and Edward Adelbert Doisy (1893).