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 105,672 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). August Krogh is the 90th most popular physician (down from 76th in 2019), the 73rd most popular biography from Denmark (down from 60th in 2019) 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 90 out of 509Before him are Jacques Rogge, Emil Theodor Kocher, William T. G. Morton, Peter Canisius, Walter Rudolf Hess, and Julius Wagner-Jauregg. After him are Ronald Ross, Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Bernardino of Siena, Theodor Morell, Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, and Eric Kandel.

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Among people born in 1874, August Krogh ranks 30Before him are Nicholas Roerich, Ernest Shackleton, Karl Kraus, Gustav Holst, Konstantin Päts, and Inessa Armand. After him are Antanas Smetona, Reinhold Glière, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Abbas II of Egypt, Auguste Perret, and Josef Suk. Among people deceased in 1949, August Krogh ranks 19Before him are Victor Fleming, Elton Mayo, Klaus Mann, Axel Munthe, Friedrich Bergius, and Nathuram Godse. After him are Kim Koo, Marcel Cerdan, Fyodor Tolbukhin, Gustav Radbruch, Henri Giraud, and Angela Hitler.

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Among people born in Denmark, August Krogh ranks 73 out of 783Before him are Johannes Fibiger (1867), Inge Lehmann (1888), Princess Benedikte of Denmark (1944), Asta Nielsen (1881), Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark (1656), and Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted (1879). After him are Michael Laudrup (1964), Princess Louise Auguste of Denmark (1771), Richard Møller Nielsen (1937), Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark (1900), Georg Brandes (1842), and Christopher II of Denmark (1276).

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), Carl Værnet (1893), Max Heindel (1865), Emil Aarestrup (1800), Carl Lange (1834), and Peter C. Gøtzsche (1949).