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 93,056 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia. Robert F. Furchgott is the 153rd most popular chemist (down from 117th in 2019), the 1,164th most popular biography from United States (down from 765th in 2019) and the 26th most popular American Chemist.

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

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Among chemists, Robert F. Furchgott ranks 153 out of 510Before him are Stanley Miller, Robert S. Mulliken, William Howard Stein, Georg Wittig, August Wilhelm von Hofmann, and Joachim Frank. After him are Leo Baekeland, William C. Campbell, Heinrich Gustav Magnus, Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier, Nikolay Semyonov, and Paul Lauterbur.

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Among people born in 1916, Robert F. Furchgott ranks 46Before him are Raf Vallone, Jean Dausset, Natalia Ginzburg, Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal, Ephraim Katzir, and Masaki Kobayashi. After him are Frederick Chapman Robbins, Michael Gough, Abdul Rahman Arif, Glenn Ford, Saburō Sakai, and Maria Altmann. Among people deceased in 2009, Robert F. Furchgott ranks 36Before him are Jean Dausset, João Bernardo Vieira, Patrick McGoohan, Raúl Alfonsín, Ephraim Katzir, and Velupillai Prabhakaran. After him are Leszek Kołakowski, Sergey Mikhalkov, Jennifer Jones, Albert Barillé, Edward T. Hall, and Takashi Takabayashi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert F. Furchgott ranks 1,164 out of 15,968Before him are Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933), Clifford Shull (1915), Minoru Yamasaki (1912), Harvey Milk (1930), Mr. T (1952), and Chesley Sullenberger (1951). After him are Rubin Carter (1937), Sarah Jessica Parker (1965), Joe Jackson (1928), George Armitage Miller (1920), Cormac McCarthy (1933), and Frederick Herzberg (1923).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Robert F. Furchgott ranks 26Before him are Christian B. Anfinsen (1916), Stanley B. Prusiner (1942), Edward Adelbert Doisy (1893), Stanley Miller (1930), Robert S. Mulliken (1896), and William Howard Stein (1911). After him are Paul Lauterbur (1929), Jerome Karle (1918), Stanford Moore (1913), Stephanie Kwolek (1923), Alan J. Heeger (1936), and Robert Bruce Merrifield (1921).