Carl Ferdinand Cori

1896 - 1984

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Carl Ferdinand Cori, ForMemRS (December 5, 1896 – October 20, 1984) was a Czech-American biochemist and pharmacologist born in Prague (then in Austria-Hungary, now Czech Republic) who, together with his wife Gerty Cori and Argentine physiologist Bernardo Houssay, received a Nobel Prize in 1947 for their discovery of how glycogen (animal starch) – a derivative of glucose – is broken down and resynthesized in the body, for use as a store and source of energy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Ferdinand Cori has received more than 124,277 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Carl Ferdinand Cori is the 241st most popular chemist (down from 131st in 2019), the 158th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 56th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Czech Chemist.

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Among chemists, Carl Ferdinand Cori ranks 241 out of 510Before him are Ida Noddack, Thomas Graham, John E. Walker, William Standish Knowles, Erwin Chargaff, and Vladimir Markovnikov. After him are Rodney Robert Porter, Herbert C. Brown, Johan Gottlieb Gahn, Jaroslav Heyrovský, Carl Reichenbach, and Smithson Tennant.

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Among people born in 1896, Carl Ferdinand Cori ranks 60Before him are Mamie Eisenhower, Kazimierz Kuratowski, Elsa Triolet, Leslie Groves, Friedrich Hund, and Ida Noddack. After him are Aleksei Antonov, Tadj ol-Molouk, Julien Duvivier, Michael Balint, Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, and Karl August Wittfogel. Among people deceased in 1984, Carl Ferdinand Cori ranks 49Before him are Joseph Losey, Hans Speidel, Walter Rauff, Jackie Coogan, Enrico Berlinguer, and Tito Gobbi. After him are Kevin A. Lynch, Pierre Gemayel, Stanislaw Ulam, Andy Kaufman, Yigael Yadin, and Kim Sung-gan.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Carl Ferdinand Cori ranks 158 out of 839Before him are Karl I, Prince of Liechtenstein (1569), Jarmila Kratochvílová (1951), Ignaz Moscheles (1794), Bořivoj I, Duke of Bohemia (852), Rudolf Slánský (1901), and Herbert Lom (1917). After him are Karel Schwarzenberg (1937), Jaroslav Heyrovský (1890), Viktor Ullmann (1898), Karel Brückner (1939), Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (1830), and Victor Adler (1852).

Among CHEMISTS In Czechia

Among chemists born in Czechia, Carl Ferdinand Cori ranks 3Before him are Gerty Cori (1896) and Johann Josef Loschmidt (1821). After him are Jaroslav Heyrovský (1890), Otto Wichterle (1913), Hans Tropsch (1889), Zdenko Hans Skraup (1850), and Jiří Drahoš (1949).