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Wendell Meredith Stanley

1904 - 1971

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Wendell Meredith Stanley (16 August 1904 – 15 June 1971) was an American biochemist, virologist and Nobel laureate. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wendell Meredith Stanley has received more than 131,459 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Wendell Meredith Stanley is the 110th most popular chemist (down from 75th in 2019), the 782nd most popular biography from United States (down from 633rd in 2019) and the 17th most popular American Chemist.

Wendell Meredith Stanley was most famous for his discovery of the cause of the disease known as sleeping sickness. Sleeping sickness is a parasitic disease that is transmitted by tsetse flies.

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Among chemists, Wendell Meredith Stanley ranks 110 out of 509Before him are James B. Sumner, John Newlands, Henry Hallett Dale, Robert Robinson, Carl Ferdinand Cori, and Antoni Grabowski. After him are Heinrich Otto Wieland, Paul J. Crutzen, James Dewar, Stanford Moore, Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier, and Leopold Ružička.

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Among people born in 1904, Wendell Meredith Stanley ranks 35Before him are Harry Martinson, Dmitry Kabalevsky, Witold Gombrowicz, Hans Morgenthau, Ernst Mayr, and Willem de Kooning. After him are Joseph Campbell, George F. Kennan, Louis Néel, Nikolai Ostrovsky, Odilo Globočnik, and Antonín Novotný. Among people deceased in 1971, Wendell Meredith Stanley ranks 28Before him are Donald Winnicott, Harold Lloyd, D. B. Cooper, François Duvalier, Franz Stangl, and Lothar Rendulic. After him are Jacobo Árbenz, Diane Arbus, Pier Angeli, Violet Jessop, Johannes Frießner, and Max Steiner.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Wendell Meredith Stanley ranks 782 out of 18,182Before him are Neal Cassady (1926), Ray Manzarek (1939), Groucho Marx (1890), Martin Seligman (1942), Jada Pinkett Smith (1971), and Dashiell Hammett (1894). After him are Linda B. Buck (1947), Frederick Chapman Robbins (1916), Clyde Tombaugh (1906), Adam Sandler (1966), George Beadle (1903), and John Dos Passos (1896).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Wendell Meredith Stanley ranks 17Before him are Marshall Warren Nirenberg (1927), Edward Adelbert Doisy (1893), Harold Urey (1893), Stanley B. Prusiner (1942), Willard Libby (1908), and James B. Sumner (1887). After 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).