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Robert Robinson

1886 - 1975

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Sir Robert Robinson (13 September 1886 – 8 February 1975) was a British organic chemist and Nobel laureate recognised in 1947 for his research on plant dyestuffs (anthocyanins) and alkaloids. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Robinson has received more than 25,811 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Robert Robinson is the 107th most popular chemist, the 556th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 637th in 2019) and the 12th most popular British Chemist.

Robert Robinson is most famous for his work in the field of organic chemistry. Robinson's work in this field led to the development of the first synthetic antimalarial drug, chloroquine.

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Among chemists, Robert Robinson ranks 107 out of 509Before him are Gerhard Ertl, Yves Chauvin, Willard Libby, James B. Sumner, John Newlands, and Henry Hallett Dale. After him are Carl Ferdinand Cori, Antoni Grabowski, Wendell Meredith Stanley, Heinrich Otto Wieland, Paul J. Crutzen, and James Dewar.

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Among people born in 1886, Robert Robinson ranks 31Before him are Hermann Broch, Athenagoras I of Constantinople, Sergo Ordzhonikidze, Edward Rydz-Śmigły, Jan Masaryk, and Hugo Ball. After him are Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Michael Curtiz, Edward C. Tolman, Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel, Kurt Koffka, and Aron Nimzowitsch. Among people deceased in 1975, Robert Robinson ranks 23Before him are Saint-John Perse, George Paget Thomson, Josemaría Escrivá, Graham Hill, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and Jimmy Hoffa. After him are Julian Huxley, Antonín Novotný, Pavel Sukhoi, Infante Jaime, Duke of Segovia, Eisaku Satō, and Paul Keres.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Robinson ranks 556 out of 7,765Before him are Alfred Molina (1953), John Newlands (1837), Gordon Banks (1937), Henry Hallett Dale (1875), Elizabeth Blackwell (1821), and Cecily Neville, Duchess of York (1415). After him are Mike Hawthorn (1929), Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (1532), Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (1964), Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738), James Clark Ross (1800), and Bob Hoskins (1942).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, Robert Robinson ranks 12Before him are William Crookes (1832), Francis William Aston (1877), Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), Norman Haworth (1883), John Newlands (1837), and Henry Hallett Dale (1875). After him are James Dewar (1842), John Macleod (1876), Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (1897), Arthur Harden (1865), Harry Kroto (1939), and John Frederic Daniell (1790).