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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 129,063 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Christiaan Eijkman is the 58th most popular physician (up from 60th in 2019), the 51st most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 65th 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 58 out of 502Before him are Gerhard Domagk, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Philippe Pinel, Hans Asperger, Hua Tuo, and Robert Bellarmine. After him are René Laennec, Niels Ryberg Finsen, Eugen Bleuler, Emil Theodor Kocher, Herophilos, and Jan Evangelista Purkyně.

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Among people born in 1858, Christiaan Eijkman ranks 13Before him are Rudolf Diesel, Georg Simmel, Gustaf V of Sweden, Omar Mukhtar, Emmeline Pankhurst, and Giuseppe Peano. After him are Charles de Foucauld, Franz Boas, Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, and Kang Youwei. Among people deceased in 1930, Christiaan Eijkman ranks 11Before him are Vladimir Mayakovsky, William Howard Taft, Zewditu, Allvar Gullstrand, Cosima Wagner, and Miguel Primo de Rivera. After him are Victoria of Baden, Fritz Pregl, D. H. Lawrence, Joan Gamper, Alfred von Tirpitz, and Lon Chaney.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Christiaan Eijkman ranks 51 out of 1,427Before him are Max Euwe (1901), Willebrord Snellius (1580), Johan de Witt (1625), Theo van Doesburg (1883), Jacob van Ruisdael (1628), and Frank Rijkaard (1962). After him are Han van Meegeren (1889), Ronald Koeman (1963), Pieter de Hooch (1629), Dick Advocaat (1947), Sylvia Kristel (1952), and William II, Prince of Orange (1626).

Among PHYSICIANS In Netherlands

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