Archibald Hill

1886 - 1977

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Archibald Vivian Hill (26 September 1886 – 3 June 1977), better known to friends and colleagues as A. V. Hill, was a British physiologist, one of the founders of the diverse disciplines of biophysics and operations research. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Archibald Hill has received more than 194,997 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Archibald Hill is the 82nd most popular biologist (up from 114th in 2019), the 568th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 795th in 2019) and the 13th most popular British Biologist.

Archibald hill is most famous for his book the science of life. He was a pioneer in the study of hormones and their effects on the body.

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Among biologists, Archibald Hill ranks 82 out of 1,097Before him are Svante Pääbo, Dmitri Ivanovsky, Bernard Katz, Philip Miller, Ibn al-Baitar, and Elizabeth Blackburn. After him are Charles Lucien Bonaparte, Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, Werner Arber, Stanley B. Prusiner, Ralph M. Steinman, and Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire.

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Among people born in 1886, Archibald Hill ranks 32Before him are Edward Rydz-Śmigły, Sergo Ordzhonikidze, Erich Hoepner, Hugo Ball, Athenagoras I of Constantinople, and Kurt Koffka. After him are Gerda Wegener, Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Michael Curtiz, Garegin Nzhdeh, Vittorio Pozzo, and Henri Coandă. Among people deceased in 1977, Archibald Hill ranks 23Before him are Anaïs Nin, Ernst Bloch, Joan Crawford, Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois, Clarice Lispector, and Andreas Baader. After him are Howard Hawks, Bing Crosby, Alexander Luria, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Edgar Adrian, and Peter Finch.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Archibald Hill ranks 568 out of 8,785Before him are James Parkinson (1755), Christopher Tolkien (1924), Ronald George Wreyford Norrish (1897), Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969), Beatrix Potter (1866), and Walter Raleigh (1554). After him are Eadwig (940), Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover (1771), Alec Douglas-Home (1903), Malcolm Young (1953), John Davis (1550), and Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia (1596).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Archibald Hill ranks 13Before him are Robert Brown (1773), Christian de Duve (1917), Richard Owen (1804), John Edward Gray (1800), Robert Edwards (1925), and Philip Miller (1691). After him are Erasmus Darwin (1731), Philip Sclater (1829), Oliver Smithies (1925), Julian Huxley (1887), John Gurdon (1933), and Charles Scott Sherrington (1952).