John Cornforth

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Birthday
7, 1917
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Dec 8, 2013 (96)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
7, 1917
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Dec 8, 2013 (96)

About

An Australian–British chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1975 for his research into the stereochemistry of enzyme-catalysed reactions. He also won the Copley Medal in 1982 and was knighted in 1977.

Before Fame

He started to become deaf at age 10 and was completely deaf by age 20.

Trivia

He was the first scientist to detail the biosynthesis of cholesterol.

Family Life

He had three children with his wife Rita Harradence after they married 1941.

Associated With

He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry the year after Paul Florey did.