Peter D. Mitchell

1920 - 1992

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Peter Dennis Mitchell FRS (29 September 1920 – 10 April 1992) was a British biochemist who was awarded the 1978 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his theory of the chemiosmotic mechanism of ATP synthesis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter D. Mitchell has received more than 217,275 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Peter D. Mitchell is the 269th most popular chemist (down from 202nd in 2019), the 1,051st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 893rd in 2019) and the 34th most popular British Chemist.

Peter d. mitchell is most famous for his discovery of the chemiosmotic theory, which proposes that the proton gradient across the inner membrane of the mitochondria is the driving force for ATP synthesis.

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Among chemists, Peter D. Mitchell ranks 269 out of 602Before him are Kaoru Ishikawa, Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, Martin Karplus, Locusta, Joachim Sauer, and Edwin G. Krebs. After him are Wilfrid Voynich, Christian Friedrich Schönbein, Vladimir Markovnikov, Richard Abegg, William Henry Perkin, and Martin Rodbell.

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Among people born in 1920, Peter D. Mitchell ranks 83Before him are Yoshiko Yamaguchi, Dorothea Binz, Maurice Bucaille, Frank Sheeran, Gottfried Böhm, and Mehdi Ben Barka. After him are Mario Benedetti, Hans Blumenberg, Henri Verneuil, José López Portillo y Pacheco, Jaan Kross, and Franklin J. Schaffner. Among people deceased in 1992, Peter D. Mitchell ranks 52Before him are Abbas al-Musawi, John Sturges, Markos Vafeiadis, Arletty, James Stirling, and Wanda Rutkiewicz. After him are Lina Bo Bardi, Larbi Benbarek, Nikolay Bogolyubov, Takeshi Inoue, Maria Reiter, and Georges Delerue.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter D. Mitchell ranks 1,051 out of 8,785Before him are Glenn Hughes (1951), Robbie Williams (1974), Twiggy (1949), Robert Browning (1812), John Hanning Speke (1827), and Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom (1768). After him are Inigo Jones (1573), Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (1900), Reginald Pole (1500), Joseph Bell (1837), Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax (1881), and Ron Dennis (1947).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, Peter D. Mitchell ranks 34Before him are Herbert C. Brown (1912), Geoffrey Wilkinson (1921), William Hyde Wollaston (1766), Thomas Graham (1805), Ida Noddack (1896), and Michael Smith (1932). After him are William Henry Perkin (1838), William Henry (1774), John Pople (1925), Smithson Tennant (1761), Martin Lowry (1874), and William Prout (1785).