Vincent du Vigneaud

1901 - 1978

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Vincent du Vigneaud (May 18, 1901 – December 11, 1978) was an American biochemist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vincent du Vigneaud has received more than 81,598 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia. Vincent du Vigneaud is the 129th most popular chemist (down from 110th in 2019), the 966th most popular biography from United States (down from 732nd in 2019) and the 19th most popular American Chemist.

Vincent du Vigneaud is most famous for his discovery of the enzyme, phenylalanine hydroxylase, which catalyzes the conversion of phenylalanine to tyrosine.

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Among chemists, Vincent du Vigneaud ranks 129 out of 510Before him are Harry Kroto, Gerhard Ertl, Wallace Carothers, William Hyde Wollaston, Robert Burns Woodward, and Sune Bergström. After him are John Macleod, Christian B. Anfinsen, Lars Onsager, George Andrew Olah, Manfred Eigen, and Fritz Strassmann.

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Among people born in 1901, Vincent du Vigneaud ranks 54Before him are Henri Lefebvre, Jaroslav Seifert, Salvatore Quasimodo, Walter Hallstein, Zhang Xueliang, and José Nasazzi. After him are José Leandro Andrade, Luis Monti, Ludwig von Bertalanffy, Alice Prin, Eisaku Satō, and Vasili Kuznetsov. Among people deceased in 1978, Vincent du Vigneaud ranks 30Before him are Mohammed Daoud Khan, Ronnie Peterson, Ed Wood, Houari Boumédiène, Norman Rockwell, and Jomo Kenyatta. After him are József Bozsik, Nazli Sabri, Keith Moon, Harvey Milk, Claude François, and Roger Caillois.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Vincent du Vigneaud ranks 966 out of 15,968Before him are Wallace Carothers (1896), Herbert Spencer Gasser (1888), Robert Hofstadter (1915), Robert Burns Woodward (1917), Forest Whitaker (1961), and John McCarthy (1927). After him are Frederick Reines (1918), Sugar Ray Robinson (1921), James Avery (1945), Scott Glenn (1939), Éamon de Valera (1882), and Muddy Waters (1913).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Vincent du Vigneaud ranks 19Before him are Marshall Warren Nirenberg (1927), Willard Libby (1908), Glenn T. Seaborg (1912), James B. Sumner (1887), Wallace Carothers (1896), and Robert Burns Woodward (1917). After him are Christian B. Anfinsen (1916), Stanley B. Prusiner (1942), Edward Adelbert Doisy (1893), Stanley Miller (1930), Robert S. Mulliken (1896), and William Howard Stein (1911).