Frederick Gowland Hopkins

1861 - 1947

Frederick Gowland Hopkins

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 120,379 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 96th most popular chemist.

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Among chemists, Frederick Gowland Hopkins ranks 96 out of 473Before him are Irving Langmuir, Otto Diels, Johan Gadolin, Joseph Proust, Gilbert N. Lewis, and Raymond Davis Jr.. After him are Wendell Meredith Stanley, Dan Shechtman, Marshall Warren Nirenberg, Yves Chauvin, Gerhard Ertl, and James B. Sumner.

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Among people born in 1861, Frederick Gowland Hopkins ranks 17Before him are Robert Bosch, Erich von Falkenhayn, Alfred North Whitehead, James Naismith, Halford Mackinder, and Aristide Maillol. After him are José Rizal, H. H. Holmes, Maximilian von Spee, Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland, Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, and Antoine Bourdelle. Among people deceased in 1947, Frederick Gowland Hopkins ranks 25Before him are Karl Mannheim, Halford Mackinder, Pierre Bonnard, Ernst Lubitsch, Black Dahlia, and Nicholas Roerich. After him are Irving Fisher, Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, Luigi Russolo, Hans Fallada, Josephine Bakhita, and Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Frederick Gowland Hopkins ranks 494 out of 5,347Before him are Henry Moseley (1887), Kenneth MacAlpin (810), A. S. Neill (1883), Douglas Adams (1952), Jacqueline Bisset (1944), and Alan Parker (1944). After him are Jerome K. Jerome (1859), Gustav Holst (1874), Muriel Spark (1918), Sweyn II of Denmark (1020), G. E. Moore (1873), and Boris Karloff (1887).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, Frederick Gowland Hopkins ranks 10Before him are Frederick Sanger (1918), Arthur Harden (1865), William Crookes (1832), Frederick Soddy (1877), Francis William Aston (1877), and Norman Haworth (1883). After him are Henry Hallett Dale (1875), John Macleod (1876), James Dewar (1842), William Hyde Wollaston (1766), Robert Robinson (1886), and William C. Campbell (1930).