Richard Laurence Millington Synge

1914 - 1994

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Richard Laurence Millington Synge FRS FRSE FRIC FRSC MRIA (Liverpool, 28 October 1914 – Norwich, 18 August 1994) was a British biochemist, and shared the 1952 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the invention of partition chromatography with Archer Martin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Laurence Millington Synge has received more than 93,087 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Richard Laurence Millington Synge is the 114th most popular chemist (up from 162nd in 2019), the 505th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 778th in 2019) and the 14th most popular British Chemist.

Richard Laurence Millington Synge was an Irish playwright and poet. He is most famous for his play The Playboy of the Western World.

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Among chemists, Richard Laurence Millington Synge ranks 114 out of 602Before him are Fritz Strassmann, Per Teodor Cleve, Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, Akira Suzuki, Fritz Albert Lipmann, and Cyril Norman Hinshelwood. After him are Harold Urey, Archer Martin, Vincent du Vigneaud, Gerhard Ertl, Ernst Otto Fischer, and Manfred Eigen.

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Among people born in 1914, Richard Laurence Millington Synge ranks 24Before him are Romain Gary, William S. Burroughs, Willi Stoph, Lída Baarová, Joe Louis, and Aribert Heim. After him are Karl Carstens, Joe DiMaggio, Raymond Davis Jr., Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani, Jonas Salk, and Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark. Among people deceased in 1994, Richard Laurence Millington Synge ranks 33Before him are Paul Delvaux, Telly Savalas, Domenico Modugno, Robert Doisneau, George Peppard, and André Michel Lwoff. After him are Henry Mancini, Sergei Bondarchuk, Gian Maria Volonté, Marija Gimbutas, Juvénal Habyarimana, and Pierre Boulle.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Richard Laurence Millington Synge ranks 505 out of 8,785Before him are John Couch Adams (1819), Patrick Stewart (1940), Ian McEwan (1948), William Stanley Jevons (1835), Gordon Brown (1951), and Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (1897). After him are Jim Clark (1936), Henry the Young King (1155), Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855), Gary Moore (1952), Douglas Adams (1952), and Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby (1861).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, Richard Laurence Millington Synge ranks 14Before him are Francis William Aston (1877), William Crookes (1832), Henry Hallett Dale (1875), Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), Robert Robinson (1886), and Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (1897). After him are Archer Martin (1910), Ronald George Wreyford Norrish (1897), John Newlands (1837), James Dewar (1842), George Porter (1920), and John Frederic Daniell (1790).