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 joint winner of the 1959 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Arthur Kornberg. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Severo Ochoa has received more than 299,704 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Severo Ochoa is the 195th most popular physician (down from 185th in 2019), the 430th most popular biography from Spain (down from 380th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Spanish Physician.

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Among physicians, Severo Ochoa ranks 195 out of 509Before him are Leander of Seville, Johann Weyer, Werner Haase, Henry Heimlich, James Lind, and Ernst-Günther Schenck. After him are Ernst-Robert Grawitz, Philipp Franz von Siebold, Regnier de Graaf, Patch Adams, Anthony Fauci, and Charaka.

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Among people born in 1905, Severo Ochoa ranks 59Before him are Dolores del Río, Emmanuel Mounier, Daniil Kharms, Sada Abe, Erika Mann, and Joseph Cotten. After him are Pierre Levegh, Erwin Chargaff, Albert Pierrepoint, Piet Hein, Karl Guthe Jansky, and Erich Naumann. Among people deceased in 1993, Severo Ochoa ranks 47Before him are Jimmy Doolittle, Hans Baur, Dražen Petrović, Robert W. Holley, Stewart Granger, and Hervé Villechaize. After him are Lucia Popp, György Sárosi, Arthur Ashe, Léo Ferré, Helen Hayes, and Kakuei Tanaka.

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Among people born in Spain, Severo Ochoa ranks 430 out of 2,595Before him are Francisco Rabal (1926), Violant of Aragon (1236), Ana de Mendoza, Princess of Eboli (1540), Gaius Julius Vindex (25), Andrés de Urdaneta (1498), and Fruela I of Asturias (722). After him are Adolfo Nicolás (1936), Maria Luisa, Duchess of Lucca (1782), Eleanor de Guzmán (1310), César Rodríguez Álvarez (1920), García Ramírez of Navarre (1110), and Egica (610).


Among physicians born in Spain, Severo Ochoa ranks 8Before him are Al-Zahrawi (936), Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852), Ibn Zuhr (1091), Joseph Calasanz (1556), Hasdai ibn Shaprut (910), and Leander of Seville (534). After him are Margarita Salas (1938) and Fernando Quiroga Palacios (1900).