Rita Levi-Montalcini Rank
About Rita Levi-Montalcini
After losing her job in one of Italy’s universities in 1938, Rita Levi-Montalcini started operating a laboratory which she had established in her house. During the Second World War, she studied the nerve fibers of the embryos of chicken. She went on to conduct research on the nervous system of living beings which made her one of the prominent scientists of her era.
The Italian neurologist is best known for her role in discovering the nerve growth factor (NGF) which assesses the growth and maintenance of neutrons.
Although she was not really into politics, Italy’s President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, in 2001, made her a Senator for Life due to her contribution to science. She was also known for her support for Franco Marini, who served as the Senate’s president between 2006 and 2008.
Her parents were Adamo Levi and Adele Montalcini. She had three siblings including her twin Paola, who worked as a painter.
She was trained at the Medical School of the University of Turin.
For discovering the NGF, she, alongside partner Stanley Cohen, were jointly honored with the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1986. She also received other laurels including Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize, Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience, and the National Medal of Science.
She was the first Nobel Prize winner to live for 100 years.
Initially she had wanted to become a writer.
Rita Levi-Montalcini Rank
F.A.Q. about Rita Levi-Montalcini
When is her birthday?
Rita Levi-Montalcini's birthday is on April 22, 1909.
In how many days is her birthday?
Rita's birthday is in 144 days
How old was Rita when she died?
She was 103 years old.
When did she die?
She died in December 30, 2012.
How old would she be today?
Rita Levi-Montalcini would be 112 years old if she was alive today.
Where was Rita from?
She was born in Turin, Italy.
Rita Levi-Montalcini's Popularity
Rita Levi-Montalcini was a famous Italian Neurologist, who was born on April 22, 1909. As a person born on this date, Rita Levi-Montalcini is listed in our database as the 55th most popular celebrity for the day (April 22) and the 21st most popular for the year (1909).
People born on April 22 fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull. Rita Levi-Montalcini is the 1597th most popular Taurus.
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