Christiaan Eijkman

1858 - 1930

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Christiaan Eijkman (UK: AYK-mən, EYEK-mən, US: -⁠mahn, Dutch: [ˈkrɪstijaːn ˈɛikmɑn]; 11 August 1858 – 5 November 1930) was a Dutch physician and professor of physiology whose demonstration that beriberi is caused by poor diet led to the discovery of antineuritic vitamins (thiamine). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christiaan Eijkman has received more than 118,473 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Christiaan Eijkman is the 60th most popular physician (up from 63rd in 2019), the 65th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 60th in 2019) and the most popular Dutch Physician.

Eijkman is most famous for his discovery of the cause of beriberi, which was found to be a deficiency of vitamin B1.

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Among physicians, Christiaan Eijkman ranks 60 out of 509Before him are James Parkinson, Allvar Gullstrand, Gerhard Armauer Hansen, Robert Edwards, Karl Brandt, and Gerhard Domagk. After him are Francesco Redi, Robert Bellarmine, Albert Sabin, Louis Auguste Blanqui, Shirō Ishii, and Hilary of Poitiers.

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Among people born in 1858, Christiaan Eijkman ranks 15Before him are Gustaf V of Sweden, Emmeline Pankhurst, Franz Boas, Omar Mukhtar, Giuseppe Peano, and Eliezer Ben-Yehuda. After him are Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, Charles de Foucauld, Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Marie Bashkirtseff, Maria Christina of Austria, and Kang Youwei. Among people deceased in 1930, Christiaan Eijkman ranks 14Before him are Miguel Primo de Rivera, Allvar Gullstrand, D. H. Lawrence, Cosima Wagner, Horst Wessel, and Joan Gamper. After him are Lon Chaney, Fritz Pregl, Alfred von Tirpitz, Victoria of Baden, Ahmad Shah Qajar, and Arthur Balfour.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Christiaan Eijkman ranks 65 out of 1,209Before him are William II, Prince of Orange (1626), Jan Tinbergen (1903), Geert Hofstede (1928), Dieric Bouts (1415), Pieter de Hooch (1629), and Sophia of Hanover (1630). After him are Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836), Rem Koolhaas (1944), Petrus Christus (1410), Sylvia Kristel (1952), William V, Prince of Orange (1748), and Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (1584).

Among PHYSICIANS In Netherlands

Among physicians born in Netherlands, Christiaan Eijkman ranks 1After him are Cornelius Jansen (1585), Peter Canisius (1521), Johann Weyer (1515), Regnier de Graaf (1641), Nicolaes Tulp (1593), Gerard van Swieten (1700), Frederik Ruysch (1638), Aletta Jacobs (1854), Franciscus Donders (1818), Titus Brandsma (1881), and Petrus Camper (1722).