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 19,892 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Robert Robinson is the 107th most popular chemist (up from 141st in 2019), the 638th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 613th in 2019) and the 11th 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 510Before him are Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner, Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Yves Chauvin, Johan Gadolin, and Henry Louis Le Chatelier. After him are Willard Libby, William Giauque, Konrad Emil Bloch, Henry Hallett Dale, Paul J. Crutzen, and Dan Shechtman.

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Among people born in 1886, Robert Robinson ranks 34Before him are Edward Rydz-Śmigły, Sergo Ordzhonikidze, Edward C. Tolman, Theodor Morell, Hugo Ball, and Jun'ichirō Tanizaki. After him are Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel, Paul Tillich, Franz Rosenzweig, Henri Coandă, Mary Wigman, and Raymond A. Spruance. Among people deceased in 1975, Robert Robinson ranks 27Before him are Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Graham Hill, Antonín Novotný, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Julian Huxley, and Paul Keres. After him are Infante Jaime, Duke of Segovia, Éamon de Valera, Pavel Sukhoi, Gottlob Berger, Erich Kempka, and Bernard Herrmann.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Robinson ranks 638 out of 6,924Before him are Jacqueline du Pré (1945), Martin Ryle (1918), John Buchan (1875), John Fowles (1926), Bruce Dickinson (1958), and Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1862). After him are Ann Radcliffe (1764), Æthelberht, King of Wessex (836), Henry Hallett Dale (1875), Philippa of Lancaster (1360), Oliver Reed (1938), and Antony Hewish (1924).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, Robert Robinson ranks 11Before him are Frederick Sanger (1918), William Crookes (1832), Arthur Harden (1865), Francis William Aston (1877), Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), and Norman Haworth (1883). After him are Henry Hallett Dale (1875), Harry Kroto (1939), William Hyde Wollaston (1766), John Macleod (1876), John Frederic Daniell (1790), and John Newlands (1837).