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Casimir Funk

1884 - 1967

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Kazimierz Funk (Polish: [kaˈʑimjɛʂ ˈfuŋk]; February 23, 1884 – November 19, 1967), commonly anglicized as Casimir Funk, was a Polish-American biochemist generally credited with being among the first to formulate (in 1912) the concept of vitamins, which he called "vital amines" or "vitamines". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Casimir Funk has received more than 181,675 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Casimir Funk is the 119th most popular chemist (down from 62nd in 2019), the 146th most popular biography from Poland (down from 104th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Polish Chemist.

Casimir Funk was a Polish biochemist who first coined the term "vitamine" in 1912.

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Among chemists, Casimir Funk ranks 119 out of 509Before him are James Dewar, Stanford Moore, Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier, Leopold Ružička, Avram Hershko, and John Macleod. After him are Richard R. Ernst, William Howard Stein, Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, Lars Onsager, Georg Ernst Stahl, and Johan Gadolin.

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Among people born in 1884, Casimir Funk ranks 30Before him are Edward Sapir, Rajendra Prasad, Vincent Auriol, Rudolf Bultmann, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, and Emil Jannings. After him are Max Beckmann, Carl Friedrich Goerdeler, Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland, Panait Istrati, Otto Rank, and Mammad Amin Rasulzadeh. Among people deceased in 1967, Casimir Funk ranks 26Before him are John Coltrane, Rodion Malinovsky, Richard Kuhn, Françoise Dorléac, Wolfgang Köhler, and Hermann Joseph Muller. After him are Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, Jayne Mansfield, Otis Redding, Ossip Zadkine, Norman Angell, and Ejnar Hertzsprung.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Casimir Funk ranks 146 out of 1,454Before him are Antoni Grabowski (1857), Samuel Reshevsky (1911), Isabella Jagiellon (1519), Maxim Litvinov (1876), Władysław Gomułka (1905), and Erich Mendelsohn (1887). After him are Daniel Libeskind (1946), Klaus von Klitzing (1943), Johann Gustav Droysen (1808), Alexandre Colonna-Walewski (1810), Georg Michaelis (1857), and Udo Lattek (1935).

Among CHEMISTS In Poland

Among chemists born in Poland, Casimir Funk ranks 9Before him are Kurt Alder (1902), Friedrich Bergius (1884), Tadeusz Reichstein (1897), Konrad Emil Bloch (1912), Clara Immerwahr (1870), and Antoni Grabowski (1857). After him are Johann Wilhelm Ritter (1776), Ignacy Mościcki (1867), Ignacy Łukasiewicz (1822), Sendivogius (1566), Fritz London (1900), and Richard Abegg (1869).