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Salvador Luria

1912 - 1991

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Salvador Edward Luria (born Salvatore Luria; August 13, 1912 – February 6, 1991) was an Italian microbiologist, later a naturalized U.S. citizen. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1969, with Max Delbrück and Alfred Hershey, for their discoveries on the replication mechanism and the genetic structure of viruses. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Salvador Luria has received more than 274,397 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Salvador Luria is the 135th most popular biologist (up from 153rd in 2019), the 1,251st most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,420th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Italian Biologist.

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Among biologists, Salvador Luria ranks 135 out of 841Before him are Elias Magnus Fries, Walther Flemming, Macfarlane Burnet, Joshua Lederberg, Hamilton O. Smith, and Nettie Stevens. After him are Georg Forster, Emmanuelle Charpentier, Charles Bonnet, Gerald Edelman, Wilhelm Johannsen, and Daniel Nathans.

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Among people born in 1912, Salvador Luria ranks 61Before him are Pedro Armendáriz, Julius Axelrod, John Payne, Patrick White, Cornel Wilde, and Isser Harel. After him are José Ferrer, Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Hermann Graf, Duško Popov, Lev Gumilyov, and Herbert C. Brown. Among people deceased in 1991, Salvador Luria ranks 45Before him are Gunnar Gren, Richard Stone, Ivan Kozhedub, Tony Richardson, Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal, and Princess Ileana of Romania. After him are Tom of Finland, James Irwin, Jerzy Kosiński, Ralph Bellamy, George Stigler, and W. Arthur Lewis.

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Among people born in Italy, Salvador Luria ranks 1,251 out of 4,668Before him are Calpurnia (-77), Maria Theresa of Austria (1767), Stefania Sandrelli (1946), Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus (-220), Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (-2), and Andrea Dandolo (1306). After him are Ranuccio I Farnese, Duke of Parma (1569), Antipope Felix II (300), Cennino Cennini (1360), Giambattista Marino (1569), Andrea Gritti (1455), and Maria Cristina of Savoy (1812).


Among biologists born in Italy, Salvador Luria ranks 5Before him are Lazzaro Spallanzani (1729), Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522), Gabriele Falloppio (1523), and Giovanni Sartori (1924). After him are Mario Capecchi (1937), Mikhail Tsvet (1872), Renato Dulbecco (1914), Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza (1922), Odoardo Beccari (1843), Carlo Allioni (1728), and Giuseppe Acerbi (1773).