Melvin Calvin

1911 - 1997

Melvin Calvin

Melvin Ellis Calvin (April 8, 1911 – January 8, 1997) was an American biochemist known for discovering the Calvin cycle along with Andrew Benson and James Bassham, for which he was awarded the 1961 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Melvin Calvin has received more than 221,454 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 59th most popular chemist.

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Among chemists, Melvin Calvin ranks 59 out of 473Before him are Tu Youyou, Frederick Soddy, Adolf Butenandt, Hermann Staudinger, Claude Louis Berthollet, and Leopold Ružička. After him are Odd Hassel, Karl Ziegler, Francis William Aston, Richard Kuhn, Adolf Windaus, and Gerty Cori.

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Among people born in 1911, Melvin Calvin ranks 21Before him are Czesław Miłosz, Mikhail Botvinnik, Robert Johnson, Jack Ruby, Tennessee Williams, and Louise Bourgeois. After him are Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, Polykarp Kusch, Lê Đức Thọ, Maurice Allais, Joseph Barbera, and Wilhelm Mohnke. Among people deceased in 1997, Melvin Calvin ranks 19Before him are Anton LaVey, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Hans Eysenck, Paulo Freire, and Sviatoslav Richter. After him are The Notorious B.I.G., Isaiah Berlin, Bảo Đại, Bohumil Hrabal, Robert Mitchum, and Willem de Kooning.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Melvin Calvin ranks 444 out of 12,171Before him are John Glenn (1921), Joseph Henry (1797), Paul Tibbets (1915), Julianne Moore (1960), Sylvia Plath (1932), and Jerry Lewis (1926). After him are Paul Walker (1973), Ted Kennedy (1932), Ted Kaczynski (1942), Glenn Close (1947), Mickey Rourke (1952), and Joe Frazier (1944).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Melvin Calvin ranks 4Before him are Linus Pauling (1901), Edwin McMillan (1907), and John Stith Pemberton (1831). After him are 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).