Linus Pauling

Chemist & Peace Activist Linus Pauling

Profession: Chemist & Peace Activist

United States of America

Biography: Pauling was one of the founders of the fields of quantum chemistry and molecular biology.He is also one of only two people to be awarded Nobel Prizes in different fields.

Born: February 28, 1901
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: August 19, 1994 (aged 93)
Cause of Death: Prostate cancer

Married Life

  • 1923-06-17 Chemist Linus Pauling (22) weds Ava Helen Miller

Historical Events

  • 1931-04-06 Linus Pauling's seminal chemistry work "The Nature of the Chemical Bond" is published establishing valence bond theory
  • 1954-12-10 Linus Pauling wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his research into the nature of the chemical bond and its applications
  • 1963-10-10 American chemist and anti-nuclear weapons campaigner Linus Pauling wins the Nobel Peace Prize the same day the first nuclear test treaty comes into effect
  • 1970-11-18 Linus Pauling declares large doses of Vitamin C could ward off colds

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