Francis Crick

Molecular biologist Francis Crick Full Name: Francis Crick
Nationality: British

Profession: Molecular biologist
Why Famous: Co-discoverer of DNA molecule structure, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Born: June 8, 1916
Star Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Northampton, England

Died: July 28, 2004 (aged 88)
Cause of Death: Colon cancer

Married Life

  • 1940-02-18 Molecular biologist Francis Crick (23) weds Ruth Doreen Dodd
  • 1949-08-11 Molecular biologist Francis Crick (33) weds artist Odile Speed (29)

Historical Events in the Life of Francis Crick

  • 1953-02-21 Francis Crick and James Watson discover structure of DNA-molecule
  • 1953-04-25 Francis Crick and James Watson's discovery of the double helix structure of DNA is published in "Nature" magazine
  • 1962-10-18 James Watson (US), Francis Crick (UK) and Maurice Wilkins (UK) win the Nobel Prize for Medicine for their work in determining the structure of DNA

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