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 86,117 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia. William Standish Knowles is the 238th most popular chemist (down from 206th in 2019), the 1,602nd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,195th in 2019) and the 47th most popular American Chemist.

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Among chemists, William Standish Knowles ranks 238 out of 510Before him are Alexander R. Todd, Aaron Klug, Kaoru Ishikawa, Ida Noddack, Thomas Graham, and John E. Walker. After him are Erwin Chargaff, Vladimir Markovnikov, Carl Ferdinand Cori, Rodney Robert Porter, Herbert C. Brown, and Johan Gottlieb Gahn.

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Among people born in 1917, William Standish Knowles ranks 71Before him are Juan Rulfo, Ko Arima, Henry Ford II, Will Eisner, Buddy Rich, and David Easton. After him are Herbert Lom, Obdulio Varela, Rodney Robert Porter, Kunitaka Sueoka, Magda Szabó, and Ettore Sottsass. Among people deceased in 2012, William Standish Knowles ranks 68Before him are Helmut Haller, E. Donnall Thomas, Chadli Bendjedid, Gustav Leonhardt, Gore Vidal, and Chris Marker. After him are Renato Dulbecco, Herbert Lom, Hans Werner Henze, Teófilo Stevenson, Chaleo Yoovidhya, and Griselda Blanco.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Standish Knowles ranks 1,602 out of 15,968Before him are Alan Kay (1940), Harry Stack Sullivan (1892), Doc Holliday (1851), Marvin Minsky (1927), Henry Heimlich (1920), and Jeffrey Dahmer (1960). After him are Benjamin Lee Whorf (1897), Sam Loyd (1841), Charles G. Dawes (1865), Ornette Coleman (1930), John Backus (1924), and Burt Bacharach (1928).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, William Standish Knowles ranks 47Before him are Arthur Kornberg (1918), Paul D. Boyer (1918), Paul Flory (1910), Robert Curl (1933), Edward W. Morley (1838), and Robert W. Holley (1922). After him are Roger D. Kornberg (1947), Robert H. Grubbs (1942), Alfred G. Gilman (1941), Thomas A. Steitz (1940), Paul L. Modrich (1946), and William Lipscomb (1919).