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 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 159,985 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Casimir Funk is the 62nd most popular chemist (up from 120th in 2019), the 104th most popular biography from Poland (up from 145th in 2019) and the 3rd 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 62 out of 510Before him are Fritz Pregl, Theodor Svedberg, Karl Ziegler, Michel Eugène Chevreul, John Stith Pemberton, and Gerty Cori. After him are Dorothy Hodgkin, Jacques Monod, Vladimir Prelog, Frederick Gowland Hopkins, George de Hevesy, and Richard Adolf Zsigmondy.

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Among people born in 1884, Casimir Funk ranks 22Before him are Theodor Heuss, Auguste Piccard, Hermann Rorschach, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Theodor Svedberg, and Lion Feuchtwanger. After him are Edward Sapir, Otto Fritz Meyerhof, Friedrich Bergius, Rudolf Bultmann, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, and Emil Jannings. Among people deceased in 1967, Casimir Funk ranks 21Before him are Gordon Allport, Zoltán Kodály, Ilya Ehrenburg, John Coltrane, Felix Yusupov, and Johannes Itten. After him are Rodion Malinovsky, Wolfgang Köhler, Richard Kuhn, Jayne Mansfield, Brian Epstein, and Hermann Joseph Muller.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Casimir Funk ranks 104 out of 1,231Before him are Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1858), Catherine Jagiellon (1526), Ulrich Beck (1944), Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1899), Ferdinand von Richthofen (1833), and Saint Casimir (1458). After him are Henryk Wieniawski (1835), Kurt Student (1890), Anna Jagiellon (1523), Otto Liman von Sanders (1855), Alfred von Tirpitz (1849), and Fred Zinnemann (1907).

Among CHEMISTS In Poland

Among chemists born in Poland, Casimir Funk ranks 3Before him are Fritz Haber (1868) and Walther Nernst (1864). After him are Antoni Grabowski (1857), Friedrich Bergius (1884), Kurt Alder (1902), Tadeusz Reichstein (1897), Konrad Emil Bloch (1912), Johann Wilhelm Ritter (1776), Clara Immerwahr (1870), Ignacy Mościcki (1867), and Ignacy Łukasiewicz (1822).