August Krogh

1874 - 1949

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Schack August Steenberg Krogh (15 November 1874 – 13 September 1949) was a Danish professor at the department of zoophysiology at the University of Copenhagen from 1916 to 1945. He contributed a number of fundamental discoveries within several fields of physiology, and is famous for developing the Krogh Principle. In 1920 August Krogh was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of the mechanism of regulation of the capillaries in skeletal muscle. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of August Krogh has received more than 140,842 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). August Krogh is the 76th most popular physician (up from 83rd in 2019), the 65th most popular biography from Denmark and the 2nd most popular Danish Physician.

August Krogh is most famous for his work in the field of physiology. He was the first person to discover how muscles use ATP to contract.

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Among physicians, August Krogh ranks 76 out of 726Before him are Elias Lönnrot, Niels Ryberg Finsen, Frederick Banting, Stanley Cohen, Jacques Rogge, and Selman Waksman. After him are Theodor Morell, Louis Auguste Blanqui, Elizabeth Blackwell, Peter Canisius, Albert Sabin, and François Duvalier.

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Among people born in 1874, August Krogh ranks 23Before him are Lucy Maud Montgomery, Sunjong of Korea, Nikolai Berdyaev, G. K. Chesterton, Talaat Pasha, and W. Somerset Maugham. After him are Karl Kraus, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Ernest Shackleton, Konstantin Päts, Nicholas Roerich, and Reinhold Glière. Among people deceased in 1949, August Krogh ranks 14Before him are Margaret Mitchell, Friedrich Bergius, James Ensor, Charles Ponzi, Klaus Mann, and Kim Jong-suk. After him are Louis II, Prince of Monaco, Elton Mayo, Axel Munthe, Angela Hitler, Nathuram Godse, and Victor Fleming.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, August Krogh ranks 65 out of 1,032Before him are Tollund Man (-400), Johannes Fibiger (1867), Anna Karina (1940), Canute IV of Denmark (1043), Arne Jacobsen (1902), and Eric VI of Denmark (1274). After him are Jørn Utzon (1918), Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark (1900), Eric V of Denmark (1249), Carl Theodor Dreyer (1889), Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye (850), and Peter Schmeichel (1963).

Among PHYSICIANS In Denmark

Among physicians born in Denmark, August Krogh ranks 2Before him are Johannes Fibiger (1867). After him are Jens Christian Skou (1918), Christian Bohr (1855), Carl Værnet (1893), Max Heindel (1865), Emil Aarestrup (1800), Carl Lange (1834), and Halfdan T. Mahler (1923).