Linus Pauling

1901 - 1994

Linus Pauling

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 2,139,903 page views. His biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 10th most popular chemist.

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Among chemists, Linus Pauling ranks 10 out of 473Before him are Antoine Lavoisier, John Dalton, Irène Joliot-Curie, Robert Boyle, Jabir ibn Hayyan, and Amedeo Avogadro. After him are Svante Arrhenius, Fritz Haber, Jöns Jacob Berzelius, Carl Wilhelm Scheele, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, and Valery Legasov.

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Among people born in 1901, Linus Pauling ranks 9Before him are Marlene Dietrich, Werner Heisenberg, Enrico Fermi, Jacques Lacan, Louis Armstrong, and Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia. After him are Sukarno, Fulgencio Batista, Rudolf Höss, Alberto Giacometti, Leopold III of Belgium, and Magda Goebbels. Among people deceased in 1994, Linus Pauling ranks 6Before him are Kim Il-sung, Karl Popper, Richard Nixon, Charles Bukowski, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. After him are Erich Honecker, Elias Canetti, Erik Erikson, Eugène Ionesco, Ayrton Senna, and Andrei Chikatilo.

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Among people born in United States, Linus Pauling ranks 100 out of 12,171Before him are Bill Clinton (1946), Lyndon B. Johnson (1908), Dustin Hoffman (1937), Milton Friedman (1912), Joan Baez (1941), and Jim Morrison (1943). After him are H. P. Lovecraft (1890), Johnny Cash (1932), Michael Douglas (1944), Sitting Bull (1831), Grace Kelly (1929), and Harrison Ford (1942).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Linus Pauling ranks 1After him are Edwin McMillan (1907), John Stith Pemberton (1831), Melvin Calvin (1911), Gertrude B. Elion (1918), Theodore William Richards (1868), Harold Urey (1893), John Howard Northrop (1891), Irving Langmuir (1881), Gilbert N. Lewis (1875), Raymond Davis Jr. (1914), and Wendell Meredith Stanley (1904).