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 53,456 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia. William Howard Stein is the 149th most popular chemist (down from 103rd in 2019), the 1,143rd most popular biography from United States (down from 712th in 2019) and the 25th 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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Among chemists, William Howard Stein ranks 149 out of 510Before him are Edward Adelbert Doisy, Akira Suzuki, John Newlands, Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, Stanley Miller, and Robert S. Mulliken. After him are Georg Wittig, August Wilhelm von Hofmann, Joachim Frank, Robert F. Furchgott, Leo Baekeland, and William C. Campbell.

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Among people born in 1911, William Howard Stein ranks 50Before him are Trygve Haavelmo, Henri Troyat, Akira Yoshizawa, Bernard Herrmann, Ernesto Sabato, and Gustav Wagner. After him are Bruno Kreisky, Robert Taylor, Stanisława Walasiewicz, Klaus Fuchs, Sergey Sokolov, and Karl Silberbauer. Among people deceased in 1980, William Howard Stein ranks 45Before him are Alexander Oparin, Willard Libby, Fritz Strassmann, Vinicius de Moraes, Lewis Milestone, and Gustav Wagner. After him are Mae West, Ian Curtis, Stanisława Walasiewicz, John Hasbrouck Van Vleck, Walter Dornberger, and Philipp, Landgrave of Hesse.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Howard Stein ranks 1,143 out of 15,968Before him are Robert Englund (1947), Geena Davis (1956), Mark Felt (1913), Hiram Maxim (1840), Kelly Preston (1962), and Sonny Liston (1932). After him are Mae West (1893), Susan Hayward (1917), Joseph Erlanger (1874), Billie Jean King (1943), Jerry Bruckheimer (1943), and George Stinney (1929).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, William Howard Stein ranks 25Before him are Vincent du Vigneaud (1901), Christian B. Anfinsen (1916), Stanley B. Prusiner (1942), Edward Adelbert Doisy (1893), Stanley Miller (1930), and Robert S. Mulliken (1896). After him are Robert F. Furchgott (1916), Paul Lauterbur (1929), Jerome Karle (1918), Stanford Moore (1913), Stephanie Kwolek (1923), and Alan J. Heeger (1936).