Norman Borlaug

1914 - 2009

Norman Borlaug

Norman Ernest Borlaug (; March 25, 1914 – September 12, 2009) was an American agronomist who led initiatives worldwide that contributed to the extensive increases in agricultural production termed the Green Revolution. Borlaug was awarded multiple honors for his work, including the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Borlaug received his B.S. in forestry in 1937 and Ph.D. in plant pathology and genetics from the University of Minnesota in 1942. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Norman Borlaug has received more than 1,993,096 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 167th most popular biologist.

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Among biologists, Norman Borlaug ranks 167 out of 686Before him are Theodor Escherich, César Milstein, Bernard Germain de Lacépède, Wilbur Scoville, Johann Reinhold Forster, and Michel Adanson. After him are Hermann Schlegel, Bert Sakmann, Jakob von Uexküll, Howard Martin Temin, Macfarlane Burnet, and Daniel Nathans.

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Among people born in 1914, Norman Borlaug ranks 54Before him are William Vickrey, Lazar Koliševski, Renato Dulbecco, Edward T. Hall, Martin Gardner, and Carlo Maria Giulini. After him are Pavle, Serbian Patriarch, George Dantzig, Francisco da Costa Gomes, James Van Allen, María Félix, and Louis, Prince Napoléon. Among people deceased in 2009, Norman Borlaug ranks 53Before him are Albert Barillé, Mario Benedetti, Natasha Richardson, Edward T. Hall, Juan Almeida Bosque, and Marek Edelman. After him are Pavle, Serbian Patriarch, Arne Næss, Takashi Takabayashi, Clive Granger, Pavel Popovich, and Hussein-Ali Montazeri.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Norman Borlaug ranks 1,497 out of 12,171Before him are Robin Hobb (1952), Danielle Steel (1947), Marilyn vos Savant (1946), Robert Loggia (1930), Jennifer Connelly (1970), and Benjamin Bloom (1913). After him are Eugene Fama (1939), Thomas J. Watson (1874), Cybill Shepherd (1950), Cy Twombly (1928), Winsor McCay (1867), and William Carlos Williams (1883).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Norman Borlaug ranks 27Before him are Carl Woese (1928), E. O. Wilson (1929), Stephen Jay Gould (1941), George Wald (1906), Hamilton O. Smith (1931), and Wilbur Scoville (1865). After him are Howard Martin Temin (1934), Daniel Nathans (1928), J. Michael Bishop (1936), Temple Grandin (1947), Nettie Stevens (1861), and Leland H. Hartwell (1939).