Margarita Salas

1938 - 2019

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Margarita Salas Falgueras, 1st Marchioness of Canero (30 November 1938 – 7 November 2019) was a Spanish scientist, medical researcher, and author in the fields of biochemistry and molecular genetics. She started developing molecular biology in Spain and also worked as an honorary associate professor of CSIC, at the Severo Ochoa Biology Center (UAM). In 2016 she became the first women ever to receive the Echegaray medal, that was given to her by the Royal Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences (Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Margarita Salas has received more than 153,507 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Margarita Salas is the 377th most popular physician, the 920th most popular biography from Spain and the 9th most popular Spanish Physician.

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Among physicians, Margarita Salas ranks 377 out of 509Before her are Charles Estienne, Ali ibn Ridwan, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Peseshet, Maximilian Bircher-Benner, and Charles Best. After her are Dorothea Erxleben, William Kaelin Jr., Carl Lange, Kadambini Ganguly, Peter C. Doherty, and Giovanni Battista Grassi.

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Among people born in 1938, Margarita Salas ranks 223Before her are Spencer Johnson, Richard Anthony, Tiziano Terzani, James Farentino, Juan Carlos Wasmosy, and Maxim Shostakovich. After her are John Kufuor, Chuan Leekpai, Holger Czukay, Peter Snell, Mirko Kovač, and Aleksei Yuryevich German. Among people deceased in 2019, Margarita Salas ranks 179Before her are Sadako Ogata, Mitchell Feigenbaum, Marie-José Nat, Prosper Grech, Jacques Dupont, and Fernando Sebastián Aguilar. After her are Keith Flint, Elio Sgreccia, Rudi Gutendorf, John C. Bogle, Peter Snell, and James Ingram.

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Among people born in Spain, Margarita Salas ranks 920 out of 2,595Before her are Mikel Laboa (1934), Paco Ibáñez (1934), Peret (1935), Jesús Garay (1930), Manuel Sanchís Hontiyuelo (1965), and Fernando Sebastián Aguilar (1929). After her are Lluís Martínez Sistach (1937), Pasqual Maragall (1941), Íñigo López de Mendoza, 1st Marquis of Santillana (1398), Kepa Arrizabalaga (1994), Salvador Espriu (1913), and Ignacio Eizaguirre (1920).


Among physicians born in Spain, Margarita Salas ranks 9Before her are Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852), Ibn Zuhr (1091), Joseph Calasanz (1556), Hasdai ibn Shaprut (910), Leander of Seville (534), and Severo Ochoa (1905). After her are Fernando Quiroga Palacios (1900).