Robert W. Holley

1922 - 1993

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Robert William Holley (January 28, 1922 – February 11, 1993) was an American biochemist. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1968 (with Har Gobind Khorana and Marshall Warren Nirenberg) for describing the structure of alanine transfer RNA, linking DNA and protein synthesis. Holley was born in Urbana, Illinois, and graduated from Urbana High School in 1938. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert W. Holley has received more than 118,836 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Robert W. Holley is the 140th most popular chemist (up from 229th in 2019), the 1,017th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,561st in 2019) and the 24th most popular Chemist.

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Among chemists, Robert W. Holley ranks 140 out of 509Before him are Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, Arthur Harden, William Giauque, Marcellin Berthelot, Paul Berg, and Johann Wilhelm Ritter. After him are Fritz Strassmann, Henry Louis Le Chatelier, Bengt I. Samuelsson, Jean-Baptiste Dumas, Robert F. Furchgott, and Kurt Wüthrich.

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Among people born in 1922, Robert W. Holley ranks 49Before him are Nikolay Basov, Nils Liedholm, Michel Galabru, Blake Edwards, Ahmed Sékou Touré, and Julius Nyerere. After him are Ademir de Menezes, Juan Antonio Villacañas, Cornelius Castoriadis, Alberto Granado, Francesco Rosi, and John B. Goodenough. Among people deceased in 1993, Robert W. Holley ranks 30Before him are Lillian Gish, Bill Bixby, Wolfgang Paul, Albert Sabin, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and Cantinflas. After him are Vincent Price, Arthur Ashe, Alexandra of Yugoslavia, Léon Theremin, Jean Negulesco, and Félix Houphouët-Boigny.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert W. Holley ranks 1,017 out of 18,182Before him are Alfred Stieglitz (1864), John Mott (1865), Keith Jarrett (1945), Percival Lowell (1855), Jean Webster (1876), and Anne Hathaway (1982). After him are Chester Bennington (1976), Ed Wood (1924), Mark David Chapman (1955), Lee Miller (1907), R. Lee Ermey (1944), and Thomas Huckle Weller (1915).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Robert W. Holley ranks 24Before him are Stanford Moore (1913), William Howard Stein (1911), Glenn T. Seaborg (1912), Robert Burns Woodward (1917), Christian B. Anfinsen (1916), and Paul Berg (1926). After him are Robert F. Furchgott (1916), Jerome Karle (1918), Paul Lauterbur (1929), Stanley Miller (1930), Paul Flory (1910), and Robert Bruce Merrifield (1921).