Luis Federico Leloir

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Birthday
6, 1906
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Dec 2, 1987 (81)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
6, 1906
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Dec 2, 1987 (81)

About

An Argentine physician and biochemist who received the 1970 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of sugar nucleotides. He also was awarded the Legion of Honour in 1982 for his contributions to chemistry.

Before Fame

He moved from Paris to Argentina with his family when he was two years old.

Trivia

He invented Salsa golf, a mixture of ketchup and mayonaise, which is popular in Argentina.

Family Life

He married Amelia Zuberbuhler in 1937.

Associated With

He quoted Winston Churchill during his Nobel Prize acceptance speech.