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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 158,984 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia. Luis Federico Leloir is the 265th most popular chemist (up from 294th in 2019), the 1,634th most popular biography from France (up from 1,865th in 2019) and the 26th most popular French Chemist.

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Among chemists, Luis Federico Leloir ranks 265 out of 509Before him are Roger D. Kornberg, Christian Friedrich Schönbein, Ignacy Łukasiewicz, Emil Abderhalden, Alexander Butlerov, and Martin Rodbell. After him are Carl Gustaf Mosander, Vladimir Markovnikov, Hideki Shirakawa, Alan MacDiarmid, Richard Smalley, and Kenichi Fukui.

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Among people born in 1906, Luis Federico Leloir ranks 85Before him are John Carradine, Markos Vafeiadis, Hans Aumeier, George Wald, Horst Schumann, and Rezső Kasztner. After him are Primo Carnera, Jacques Becker, Prince Wilhelm of Prussia, Heinrich Schwarz, Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev, and Carol Reed. Among people deceased in 1987, Luis Federico Leloir ranks 43Before him are Didier Pironi, Peter Tosh, Peter Medawar, Mahadevi Varma, James Baldwin, and Randolph Scott. After him are Yakov Zeldovich, Rouben Mamoulian, Buddy Rich, Liberace, Eugen Jochum, and Américo Tomás.

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In France

Among people born in France, Luis Federico Leloir ranks 1,634 out of 6,011Before him are Blaise de Vigenère (1523), Paloma Picasso (1949), Léo Taxil (1854), Miou-Miou (1950), Patrice Chéreau (1944), and Germaine Tailleferre (1892). After him are Maurice Barrès (1862), Adrienne Lecouvreur (1692), Charlotte Aglaé d'Orléans (1700), Michel Serrault (1928), Marguerite Perey (1909), and Yo-Yo Ma (1955).

Among CHEMISTS In France

Among chemists born in France, Luis Federico Leloir ranks 26Before him are Nicolas Leblanc (1742), Jean-Pierre Sauvage (1944), Antoine Jérôme Balard (1802), Louis Jacques Thénard (1777), Charles Adolphe Wurtz (1817), and Charles François de Cisternay du Fay (1698). After him are Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran (1838), Bernard Courtois (1777), Théophile-Jules Pelouze (1807), Antoine Baumé (1728), Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy (1755), and François-Marie Raoult (1830).