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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 114,137 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). August Krogh is the 82nd most popular physician (up from 90th in 2019), the 66th most popular biography from Denmark (up from 73rd in 2019) and the 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 82 out of 502Before him are Theodor Morell, Jean Nicot, Albert Szent-Györgyi, Shirō Ishii, Louis Auguste Blanqui, and William T. G. Morton. After him are François Duvalier, Johannes Fibiger, Jonas Salk, Julius Wagner-Jauregg, Werner Forssmann, and Cornelius Jansen.

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Among people born in 1874, August Krogh ranks 26Before him are G. K. Chesterton, Ernest Shackleton, Nikolai Berdyaev, Talaat Pasha, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, and Nicholas Roerich. After him are Gustav Holst, Konstantin Päts, Karl Kraus, Antanas Smetona, Inessa Armand, and Reinhold Glière. Among people deceased in 1949, August Krogh ranks 14Before him are Hassan al-Banna, Charles Ponzi, James Ensor, Louis II, Prince of Monaco, Friedrich Bergius, and Elton Mayo. After him are Victor Fleming, Axel Munthe, Kim Jong-suk, Kim Koo, Sarojini Naidu, and Klaus Mann.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, August Krogh ranks 66 out of 893Before him are Abel, King of Denmark (1218), Mads Mikkelsen (1965), Carl Theodor Dreyer (1889), Arne Jacobsen (1902), Canute IV of Denmark (1043), and Anders Fogh Rasmussen (1953). After him are Anne of Denmark (1574), Inge Lehmann (1888), Johannes Fibiger (1867), Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark (1656), Eric V of Denmark (1249), and Christina of Denmark (1521).

Among PHYSICIANS In Denmark

Among physicians born in Denmark, August Krogh ranks 1After him are Johannes Fibiger (1867), Jens Christian Skou (1918), Carl Værnet (1893), Max Heindel (1865), Peter C. Gøtzsche (1949), Carl Lange (1834), Emil Aarestrup (1800), and Halfdan T. Mahler (1923).