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Max Ferdinand Perutz OM
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Birth: May 19, 1914
Vienna
Wien Stadt
Vienna (Wien), Austria
Death: Feb. 6, 2002
Cambridge
City of Cambridge
Cambridgeshire, England

Max Ferdinand Perutz, OM, CH, CBE, FRS (19 May 1914, Vienna, Austria 6 February 2002, Cambridge, United Kingdom) was an Austrian-born British molecular biologist, who shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for Chemistry with John Kendrew, for their studies of the structures of hemoglobin and globular proteins. He went on to win the Royal Medal of the Royal Society in 1971 and the Copley Medal in 1979. At Cambridge he founded and chaired (196279) The Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, fourteen of whose scientists have won Nobel Prizes. Perutz's contributions to molecular biology in Cambridge are documented in The History of the University of Cambridge: Volume 4 (1870 to 1990) published by the Cambridge University Press in 1992. In 1942, Perutz married Gisela Peiser. They had two children, Vivien (b. 1944), an art historian; and Robin (b. 1949), a professor of Chemistry at the University of York.

He died of cancer on 6 February 2002 at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge;he was cremated on February 12, 2002 at Cambridge Crematorium (Cambridgeshire) and his ashes interred with his parents; his wife's ashes are also buried in the same grave.

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 Parents:
  Hugo Perutz (1878 - 1958)
  Adele Goldschmidt Perutz (1883 - 1968)
 
 Spouse:
  Gisela Clara Mathilde Peiser Perutz (1915 - 2005)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ascension Parish Burial Ground
Cambridge
City of Cambridge
Cambridgeshire, England
Plot: 5F16
 
Created by: Martin Douglas Packer
Record added: Sep 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96738791
Max Ferdinand Perutz OM
Added by: Martin Douglas Packer
 
Max Ferdinand Perutz OM
Added by: Martin Douglas Packer
 
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- Martin Douglas Packer
 Added: Nov. 23, 2013
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- Talbot Fisher
 Added: May. 18, 2013
 
 
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