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Max Perutz

1914 - 2002

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Max Ferdinand Perutz (19 May 1914 – 6 February 2002) was an Austrian-born British molecular biologist, who shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for Chemistry with John Kendrew, for their studies of the structures of haemoglobin and myoglobin. He went on to win the Royal Medal of the Royal Society in 1971 and the Copley Medal in 1979. At Cambridge he founded and chaired (1962–79) The Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), fourteen of whose scientists have won Nobel Prizes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Max Perutz has received more than 229,661 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Max Perutz is the 182nd most popular chemist (down from 168th in 2019), the 262nd most popular biography from Austria (up from 275th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Austrian Chemist.

Max Perutz was most famous for his work in protein crystallography and for his discovery of the alpha helix structure of proteins.

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Among chemists, Max Perutz ranks 182 out of 509Before him are Arthur Kornberg, George Porter, Georg Wittig, Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Antoine Jérôme Balard, and Louis Jacques Thénard. After him are Joachim Frank, Ei-ichi Negishi, Walter Gilbert, Alan J. Heeger, Raymond Davis Jr., and Stanislao Cannizzaro.

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Among people born in 1914, Max Perutz ranks 38Before him are Peter Townsend, Louis, Prince Napoléon, Etty Hillesum, Gino Bartali, Richard Laurence Millington Synge, and Alan Hodgkin. After him are Jackie Coogan, Norman Borlaug, Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark, Raymond Davis Jr., William Vickrey, and Vjekoslav Luburić. Among people deceased in 2002, Max Perutz ranks 37Before him are Alexander Prokhorov, Juan Alberto Schiaffino, Ne Win, Zizinho, George Porter, and John Gotti. After him are Eduardo Chillida, René Thom, Erwin Chargaff, Xi Zhongxun, Archer Martin, and Laurent Schwartz.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Max Perutz ranks 262 out of 1,237Before him are Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (1736), Karl Silberbauer (1911), Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf (1739), Ludwig Ritter von Köchel (1800), Katharina Schratt (1853), and Max Steiner (1888). After him are Thomas Klestil (1932), Archduchess Eleanor of Austria (1534), Leopold Joseph von Daun (1705), Wenzel Anton, Prince of Kaunitz-Rietberg (1711), Paul Watzlawick (1921), and Archduchess Elisabeth Amalie of Austria (1878).

Among CHEMISTS In Austria

Among chemists born in Austria, Max Perutz ranks 4Before him are Fritz Pregl (1869), Richard Adolf Zsigmondy (1865), and Richard Kuhn (1900). After him are Martin Karplus (1930), Carl Auer von Welsbach (1858), Franz-Joseph Müller von Reichenstein (1740), Carl Djerassi (1923), and Ida Freund (1863).