Frederick Gowland Hopkins

1861 - 1947

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Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins (20 June 1861 – 16 May 1947) was an English biochemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1929, with Christiaan Eijkman, for the discovery of vitamins, even though Casimir Funk, a Polish biochemist, is widely credited with discovering vitamins. He also discovered the amino acid tryptophan, in 1901. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick Gowland Hopkins has received more than 152,245 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Frederick Gowland Hopkins is the 66th most popular chemist (up from 96th in 2019), the 439th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 494th in 2019) and the 9th most popular British Chemist.

Hopkins was most famous for his poem "The Windhover," which he wrote in 1877.

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Among chemists, Frederick Gowland Hopkins ranks 66 out of 510Before him are John Stith Pemberton, Gerty Cori, Casimir Funk, Dorothy Hodgkin, Jacques Monod, and Vladimir Prelog. After him are George de Hevesy, Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, Hans Fischer, Johann Rudolf Glauber, Kary Mullis, and Adolf Windaus.

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Among people born in 1861, Frederick Gowland Hopkins ranks 16Before him are Charles Édouard Guillaume, Erich von Falkenhayn, Alfred North Whitehead, Robert Bosch, Halford Mackinder, and Georgy Lvov. After him are Aristide Maillol, H. H. Holmes, José Rizal, Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland, Antoine Bourdelle, and Pehr Evind Svinhufvud. Among people deceased in 1947, Frederick Gowland Hopkins ranks 24Before him are Black Dahlia, Anton Denikin, Halford Mackinder, Karl Mannheim, Ernst Lubitsch, and Pierre Bonnard. After him are Nicholas Roerich, Han van Meegeren, Victor Lustig, Irving Fisher, Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, and Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Frederick Gowland Hopkins ranks 439 out of 6,924Before him are Walter Raleigh (1554), John Dowland (1563), James IV of Scotland (1473), Thomas Hardy (1840), Edgar the Peaceful (943), and Erasmus Darwin (1731). After him are Sid Vicious (1957), Oliver Sacks (1933), William Adams (1564), David Beckham (1975), Gary Moore (1952), and Edward the Martyr (962).

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Among chemists born in United Kingdom, Frederick Gowland Hopkins ranks 9Before him are William Ramsay (1852), Frederick Soddy (1877), Frederick Sanger (1918), William Crookes (1832), Arthur Harden (1865), and Francis William Aston (1877). After him are Norman Haworth (1883), Robert Robinson (1886), Henry Hallett Dale (1875), Harry Kroto (1939), William Hyde Wollaston (1766), and John Macleod (1876).