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 discovery 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 168,897 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia. Peter D. Mitchell is the 177th most popular chemist (up from 196th in 2019), the 888th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 775th in 2019) and the 21st 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 177 out of 510Before him are Feodor Lynen, Germain Henri Hess, Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran, Robert Huber, Wilfrid Voynich, and Archer Martin. After him are Gerhard Herzberg, Stephanie Kwolek, Giulio Natta, Tapputi, Emil Erlenmeyer, and Alan J. Heeger.

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Among people born in 1920, Peter D. Mitchell ranks 65Before him are Baruj Benacerraf, Ivan Kozhedub, Arthur Hailey, Setsuko Hara, Alicia Alonso, and Jaan Kross. After him are Albert Barillé, Maurice Bucaille, Robert Whittaker, Mario Beccaria, José López Portillo y Pacheco, and Chiara Lubich. Among people deceased in 1992, Peter D. Mitchell ranks 37Before him are Paolo Borsellino, Lella Lombardi, Sam Walton, Joan Fuster, Günther Anders, and John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer. After him are Marsha P. Johnson, Denny Hulme, James Stirling, John Sturges, José Ferrer, and Markos Vafeiadis.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter D. Mitchell ranks 888 out of 6,924Before him are P. G. Wodehouse (1881), Allan Pinkerton (1819), Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury (1671), Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872), John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer (1924), and Archer Martin (1910). After him are Robert Adam (1728), Peter Green (1946), Charles Lightoller (1874), Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806), Rob Halford (1951), and Margaret of York (1446).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, Peter D. Mitchell ranks 21Before him are John Macleod (1876), John Frederic Daniell (1790), John Newlands (1837), Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (1897), Richard Laurence Millington Synge (1914), and Archer Martin (1910). After him are John Pople (1925), William Henry Perkin (1838), Michael Smith (1932), Derek Barton (1918), John Vane (1927), and James Dewar (1842).