Luis Federico Leloir

1906 - 1987

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Luis Federico Leloir (September 6, 1906 – December 2, 1987) was an Argentine physician and biochemist who received the 1970 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of the metabolic pathways in lactose. Although born in France, Leloir received the majority of his education at the University of Buenos Aires and was director of the private research group Fundación Instituto Campomar until his death in 1987. His research into sugar nucleotides, carbohydrate metabolism, and renal hypertension garnered international attention and led to significant progress in understanding, diagnosing and treating the congenital disease galactosemia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luis Federico Leloir has received more than 145,268 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Luis Federico Leloir is the 294th most popular chemist (down from 262nd in 2019), the 1,868th most popular biography from France (down from 1,443rd in 2019) and the 29th most popular French Chemist.

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Among chemists, Luis Federico Leloir ranks 294 out of 510Before him are Antoine Baumé, Clemens Winkler, Alexander Shulgin, Rasmus Bartholin, Joseph L. Goldstein, and M. Stanley Whittingham. After him are Martin Rodbell, Andreas Sigismund Marggraf, Richard Smalley, Victor Goldschmidt, Mario J. Molina, and Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge.

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Among people born in 1906, Luis Federico Leloir ranks 99Before him are Joaquín Balaguer, Prince Wilhelm of Prussia, Phạm Văn Đồng, Curtis LeMay, Louise Brooks, and Ivan Chernyakhovsky. After him are Philippe Halsman, Denis de Rougemont, Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark, George Sanders, William Joyce, and Dita Parlo. Among people deceased in 1987, Luis Federico Leloir ranks 56Before him are Federico Mompou, Peter Medawar, Anny Ondra, Erskine Caldwell, Herbert Blumer, and Mervyn LeRoy. After him are William Stuart-Houston, Eugen Jochum, Geraldine Page, Morton Feldman, Joop den Uyl, and Maxwell D. Taylor.

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In France

Among people born in France, Luis Federico Leloir ranks 1,868 out of 5,234Before him are Louis-Joseph de Montcalm (1712), Jacques Chaban-Delmas (1915), Pierre Varignon (1654), Amédée Ozenfant (1886), Jan Asselijn (1610), and Antoine, Duke of Lorraine (1489). After him are Jean-Claude Killy (1943), Jacques Copeau (1879), Sophie Blanchard (1778), Adémar de Chabannes (989), Cécile Aubry (1928), and Philippe de Broca (1933).

Among CHEMISTS In France

Among chemists born in France, Luis Federico Leloir ranks 29Before him are Nicolas Leblanc (1742), Jean-Pierre Sauvage (1944), Charles François de Cisternay du Fay (1698), Bernard Courtois (1777), Charles Adolphe Wurtz (1817), and Antoine Baumé (1728). After him are Alexandre Brongniart (1770), François-Marie Raoult (1830), Charles Friedel (1822), Jean-Baptiste Boussingault (1801), Théophile-Jules Pelouze (1807), and Charles Frédéric Gerhardt (1816).