Robert F. Furchgott

1916 - 2009

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Robert Francis Furchgott (June 4, 1916 – May 19, 2009) was a Nobel Prize-winning American biochemist who contributed to the discovery of nitric oxide as a transient cellular signal in mammalian systems. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert F. Furchgott has received more than 103,728 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Robert F. Furchgott is the 145th most popular chemist (up from 153rd in 2019), the 1,035th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,163rd in 2019) and the 25th most popular Chemist.

Robert F. Furchgott is most famous for his discovery of nitric oxide.

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Among chemists, Robert F. Furchgott ranks 145 out of 509Before him are Johann Wilhelm Ritter, Robert W. Holley, Fritz Strassmann, Henry Louis Le Chatelier, Bengt I. Samuelsson, and Jean-Baptiste Dumas. After him are Kurt Wüthrich, Sune Bergström, Jerome Karle, Hennig Brand, Ignacy Mościcki, and Paul Lauterbur.

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Among people born in 1916, Robert F. Furchgott ranks 40Before him are Abdul Rahman Arif, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Vitaly Ginzburg, Emil Gilels, Raf Vallone, and Alexander Prokhorov. After him are Paul Keres, Sune Bergström, Masaki Kobayashi, P. W. Botha, Dino Risi, and Maria Altmann. Among people deceased in 2009, Robert F. Furchgott ranks 29Before him are Milorad Pavić, Jennifer Jones, Vitaly Ginzburg, Bobby Robson, Abdurrahman Wahid, and Juan Almeida Bosque. After him are Corazon Aquino, John Updike, Günther Rall, João Bernardo Vieira, Norman Borlaug, and Raúl Alfonsín.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert F. Furchgott ranks 1,035 out of 18,182Before him are John Denver (1943), Jeremy Renner (1971), James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834), Robert Wise (1914), Larry King (1933), and Edna Purviance (1895). After him are Renée Zellweger (1969), Jack Kirby (1917), Sarah Jessica Parker (1965), Ronald Dworkin (1931), John McCarthy (1927), and Harry Markowitz (1927).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Robert F. Furchgott ranks 25Before him are William Howard Stein (1911), Glenn T. Seaborg (1912), Robert Burns Woodward (1917), Christian B. Anfinsen (1916), Paul Berg (1926), and Robert W. Holley (1922). After him are Jerome Karle (1918), Paul Lauterbur (1929), Stanley Miller (1930), Paul Flory (1910), Robert Bruce Merrifield (1921), and Paul D. Boyer (1918).