John Howard Northrop’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

July 5, 1891

Death Date

May 27, 1987

Age of Death

95 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Wickenburg, Arizona, United States



The biologist John Howard Northrop died at the age of 95. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

An American biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1946 for his studies on enzymes, proteins, and viruses. He was the first scientist to discover that the gastric enzyme pepsin was a protein.

He earned a Ph.D. in chemistry at Columbia University in 1915, the same school where his father died in a lab explosion.

He became a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1949.

He had two children with his wife Louise Walker after marrying 1917.

Like Irving Langmuir, he is among the first Americans to win a Nobel Prize in Chemistry.