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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 64,312 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). William Howard Stein is the 121st most popular chemist (up from 149th in 2019), the 830th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,142nd in 2019) and the 19th 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 121 out of 509Before him are Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier, Leopold Ružička, Avram Hershko, John Macleod, Casimir Funk, and Richard R. Ernst. After him are Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, Lars Onsager, Georg Ernst Stahl, Johan Gadolin, Glenn T. Seaborg, and Joachim Sauer.

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Among people born in 1911, William Howard Stein ranks 33Before him are Polykarp Kusch, Jules Dassin, Max Frisch, Samuel Reshevsky, L. Ron Hubbard, and Ginger Rogers. After him are Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark, John Archibald Wheeler, Jean Harlow, Sergey Sokolov, Milovan Đilas, and Herta Oberheuser. Among people deceased in 1980, William Howard Stein ranks 38Before him are Óscar Romero, John Bonham, Anastasio Somoza Debayle, Hans Morgenthau, Willard Libby, and Alexander Oparin. After him are Mae West, Alejo Carpentier, Marian Rejewski, Fritz Strassmann, Vinicius de Moraes, and Seretse Khama.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Howard Stein ranks 830 out of 18,182Before him are Ginger Rogers (1911), Kris Jenner (1955), Michael Cimino (1939), Oliver E. Williamson (1932), Melanie Griffith (1957), and Estée Lauder (1906). After him are Margaret Brown (1867), Ed O'Neill (1946), Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. (1888), Raymond Carver (1938), James Cromwell (1940), and James Earl Jones (1931).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, William Howard Stein ranks 19Before him are Harold Urey (1893), Stanley B. Prusiner (1942), Willard Libby (1908), James B. Sumner (1887), Wendell Meredith Stanley (1904), and Stanford Moore (1913). After him are Glenn T. Seaborg (1912), Robert Burns Woodward (1917), Christian B. Anfinsen (1916), Paul Berg (1926), Robert W. Holley (1922), and Robert F. Furchgott (1916).