William Howard Stein

1911 - 1980

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William Howard Stein (June 25, 1911 – February 2, 1980) was an American biochemist who collaborated in the determination of the ribonuclease sequence, as well as how its structure relates to catalytic activity, earning a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1972 for his work. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Howard Stein has received more than 67,235 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). William Howard Stein is the 133rd most popular chemist (down from 120th in 2019), the 821st most popular biography from United States (up from 830th in 2019) and the 20th most popular American Chemist.

William Howard Stein is most famous for his work in the field of computer science. He is credited with inventing the first compiler, which converts a program written in a high-level language into a form that can be understood by a computer.

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Over the past year William Howard Stein has had the most page views in the with 7,659 views, followed by Chinese (1,718), and Russian (1,505). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hakka (171.73%), Ido (141.58%), and Catalan (73.67%)


Among chemists, William Howard Stein ranks 133 out of 602Before him are Jean-Marie Lehn, Ignacy Mościcki, Raymond Davis Jr., Wendell Meredith Stanley, Lars Onsager, and Ronald George Wreyford Norrish. After him are Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Glenn T. Seaborg, Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier, Joachim Frank, and Kurt Wüthrich.

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Among people born in 1911, William Howard Stein ranks 34Before him are Jean Harlow, Jules Dassin, Milovan Đilas, William Alfred Fowler, Bernard Katz, and Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark. After him are Niels Kaj Jerne, Ginger Rogers, Max Frisch, Odysseas Elytis, Trygve Haavelmo, and Ernesto Sabato. Among people deceased in 1980, William Howard Stein ranks 36Before him are Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, Alexander Oparin, Óscar Romero, Gregory Bateson, Hans Morgenthau, and Alejo Carpentier. After him are Bill Evans, Anastasio Somoza Debayle, Willard Libby, Yigal Allon, Marian Rejewski, and Lewis Milestone.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Howard Stein ranks 821 out of 20,380Before him are David Lee (1931), Nancy Sinatra (1940), Carl Barks (1901), William H. Macy (1950), Philip Glass (1937), and Arthur Ashkin (1922). After him are Robert Downey Jr. (1965), Samuel Barber (1910), Jonas Salk (1914), Howard Hawks (1896), Nikki Sixx (1958), and Tim Robbins (1958).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, William Howard Stein ranks 20Before him are Paul Berg (1926), Harold Urey (1893), Vincent du Vigneaud (1901), Robert Burns Woodward (1917), Raymond Davis Jr. (1914), and Wendell Meredith Stanley (1904). After him are Glenn T. Seaborg (1912), Willard Libby (1908), Christian B. Anfinsen (1916), Arthur Kornberg (1918), Julius Axelrod (1912), and Kary Mullis (1944).