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Corneille Heymans

1892 - 1968

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Corneille Jean François Heymans (28 March 1892 – 18 July 1968) was a Belgian physiologist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Corneille Heymans has received more than 86,427 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Corneille Heymans is the 97th most popular physician (up from 106th in 2019), the 81st most popular biography from Belgium (up from 104th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Belgian Physician.

Corneille Heymans is most famous for his discovery of the Heymans reaction, which is a chemical reaction that takes place in the presence of a catalyst.

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Among physicians, Corneille Heymans ranks 97 out of 502Before him are Werner Forssmann, Cornelius Jansen, Friedrich Miescher, Róbert Bárány, Walter Rudolf Hess, and Jang-geum. After him are Stanley Cohen, Ctesias, Otto Loewi, Qa'a, Bernardino of Siena, and Elias Lönnrot.

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Among people born in 1892, Corneille Heymans ranks 40Before him are William P. Murphy, Robert Ritter von Greim, Darius Milhaud, Shirō Ishii, Andrey Yeryomenko, and Arthur Friedenreich. After him are Bruno Schulz, Alexandre Koyré, Władysław Anders, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, Bolesław Bierut, and E. H. Carr. Among people deceased in 1968, Corneille Heymans ranks 22Before him are George Gamow, Enid Blyton, Erwin Panofsky, Jim Clark, Carl Theodor Dreyer, and Salvatore Quasimodo. After him are Kees van Dongen, Henry Hallett Dale, Neal Cassady, Pitirim Sorokin, Kirill Meretskov, and José Nasazzi.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Corneille Heymans ranks 81 out of 1,019Before him are Ambiorix (-100), Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium (1927), Jacky Ickx (1945), Ernest Solvay (1838), Hubert van Eyck (1366), and Albert Claude (1899). After him are Matilda of Flanders (1031), Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders (1837), Adrian Willaert (1490), Marie José of Belgium (1906), Yves Chauvin (1930), and Jacques Piccard (1922).

Among PHYSICIANS In Belgium

Among physicians born in Belgium, Corneille Heymans ranks 3Before him are Andreas Vesalius (1514) and Jacques Rogge (1942). After him are Rembert Dodoens (1517) and Paul Janssen (1926).