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William Standish Knowles

1917 - 2012

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William Standish Knowles (June 1, 1917 – June 13, 2012) was an American chemist. He was born in Taunton, Massachusetts. Knowles was one of the recipients of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Standish Knowles has received more than 95,003 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). William Standish Knowles is the 202nd most popular chemist (up from 238th in 2019), the 1,345th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,601st in 2019) and the 43rd most popular American Chemist.

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Among chemists, William Standish Knowles ranks 202 out of 509Before him are F. Sherwood Rowland, Michael Levitt, Archer Martin, Johann Josef Loschmidt, John Fenn, and Robert H. Grubbs. After him are Peter D. Mitchell, Robert Curl, Giulio Natta, Ascanio Sobrero, Emil Erlenmeyer, and Johan August Arfwedson.

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Among people born in 1917, William Standish Knowles ranks 59Before him are Dinu Lipatti, Leonora Carrington, David McClelland, Manolete, Masahiko Kimura, and John Fenn. After him are Susan Hayward, Jane Wyman, Pál Maléter, Tove Ditlevsen, Henry Ford II, and John Cornforth. Among people deceased in 2012, William Standish Knowles ranks 56Before him are Chadli Bendjedid, Chavela Vargas, F. Sherwood Rowland, Hebe Camargo, Carl Woese, and Harry Harrison. After him are Ben Gazzara, George Armitage Miller, Gustav Leonhardt, Kathryn Joosten, Norman Schwarzkopf Jr., and Herbert Lom.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Standish Knowles ranks 1,345 out of 18,182Before him are Sondra Locke (1944), Robert H. Grubbs (1942), Edward B. Lewis (1918), Carl Woese (1928), Florence Griffith Joyner (1959), and Harry Harrison (1925). After him are Douglas Osheroff (1945), Robert Curl (1933), Virginia Henderson (1897), Ben Stiller (1965), Clyde Drexler (1962), and Courtney Love (1964).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, William Standish Knowles ranks 43Before him are Alan J. Heeger (1936), Raymond Davis Jr. (1914), Julius Axelrod (1912), F. Sherwood Rowland (1927), John Fenn (1917), and Robert H. Grubbs (1942). After him are Robert Curl (1933), Elias James Corey (1928), Alfred G. Gilman (1941), William Lipscomb (1919), Richard F. Heck (1931), and Paul L. Modrich (1946).