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 99,791 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Wendell Meredith Stanley is the 75th most popular chemist (up from 97th in 2019), the 633rd most popular biography from United States (up from 650th in 2019) and the 8th 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 75 out of 510Before him are Hans Fischer, Johann Rudolf Glauber, Kary Mullis, Adolf Windaus, Harold Urey, and Melvin Calvin. After him are Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Arne Tiselius, Felix Hoffmann, Irving Langmuir, Antoni Grabowski, and Friedrich Bergius.

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Among people born in 1904, Wendell Meredith Stanley ranks 22Before him are Alexei Kosygin, Karl Brandt, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, René Lacoste, Harry Martinson, and John Hicks. After him are Gregory Bateson, Hans Albert Einstein, Joan Crawford, Glenn Miller, Odilo Globočnik, and Hans Morgenthau. Among people deceased in 1971, Wendell Meredith Stanley ranks 26Before him are Rudolf Abel, Paul Karrer, Mátyás Rákosi, Theodor Svedberg, Donald Winnicott, and Franz Stangl. After him are Arne Tiselius, Lothar Rendulic, Johannes Frießner, Mathilde Kschessinska, Jacobo Árbenz, and Max Steiner.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Wendell Meredith Stanley ranks 633 out of 15,968Before him are Paul Allen (1953), Charles Greeley Abbot (1872), Harold Urey (1893), Melvin Calvin (1911), Mickey Rooney (1920), and F. Murray Abraham (1939). After him are Alan Arkin (1934), Donna Summer (1948), Frances Farmer (1913), Buddy Holly (1936), Ali MacGraw (1939), and Roy Orbison (1936).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Wendell Meredith Stanley ranks 8Before him are Edwin McMillan (1907), Gertrude B. Elion (1918), John Stith Pemberton (1831), Kary Mullis (1944), Harold Urey (1893), and Melvin Calvin (1911). After him are Irving Langmuir (1881), Theodore William Richards (1868), John Howard Northrop (1891), Gilbert N. Lewis (1875), Marshall Warren Nirenberg (1927), and Willard Libby (1908).