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Severo Ochoa

1905 - 1993

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Severo Ochoa de Albornoz (Spanish: [seˈβeɾo oˈtʃoa ðe alβoɾˈnoθ]; 24 September 1905 – 1 November 1993) was a Spanish physician and biochemist, and winner of the 1959 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine together with Arthur Kornberg for their discovery of "the mechanisms in the biological synthesis of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Severo Ochoa has received more than 340,766 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Severo Ochoa is the 191st most popular physician (up from 195th in 2019), the 408th most popular biography from Spain (up from 430th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Spanish Physician.

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Among physicians, Severo Ochoa ranks 191 out of 502Before him are Ibn Zuhr, Sebastian Kneipp, Asclepiades of Bithynia, Joseph Calasanz, Ernst-Robert Grawitz, and Howard Florey. After him are George Whipple, Hans Sloane, Marcel Petiot, Bernardino Ramazzini, Trota of Salerno, and Bernard Kouchner.

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Among people born in 1905, Severo Ochoa ranks 56Before him are Kurt Gerstein, Sada Abe, Barnett Newman, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Joseph Cotten, and Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria. After him are Sebastian Shaw, Piet Hein, Heinz Lammerding, Dolores del Río, Daniil Kharms, and Enrique Ballestrero. Among people deceased in 1993, Severo Ochoa ranks 42Before him are Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Masahiko Kimura, Yuri Lotman, Boris Christoff, Hans Baur, and Pat Nixon. After him are Dinmukhamed Kunaev, Jimmy Doolittle, Horia Sima, River Phoenix, Don Ameche, and Lucia Popp.

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Among people born in Spain, Severo Ochoa ranks 408 out of 2,932Before him are Carlos Arias Navarro (1908), Enrique Simonet (1866), María Casares (1922), Eleanor of Alburquerque (1374), Egica (610), and Fruela I of Asturias (722). After him are Marisa Paredes (1946), Pedro de Mendoza (1487), José María Aznar (1953), Carlos Sainz (1962), María de las Mercedes, Princess of Asturias (1880), and Francisco Vázquez de Coronado (1510).


Among physicians born in Spain, Severo Ochoa ranks 6Before him are Michael Servetus (1509), Al-Zahrawi (936), Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852), Ibn Zuhr (1091), and Joseph Calasanz (1556). After him are Leander of Seville (534), Hasdai ibn Shaprut (910), Nicolás Monardes (1508), Gregorio Marañón (1887), Fernando Quiroga Palacios (1900), and Fidel Pagés (1886).