Gerty Cori

1896 - 1957

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Gerty Theresa Cori (née Radnitz; August 15, 1896 – October 26, 1957) was an Austro-Hungarian-American biochemist who in 1947 was the third woman to win a Nobel Prize in science, and the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for her significant role in the "discovery of the course of the catalytic conversion of glycogen".Cori was born in Prague (then in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, now the Czech Republic). Gerty was not a nickname, but rather she was named after an Austrian warship. Growing up at a time when women were marginalized in science and allowed few educational opportunities, she gained admittance to medical school, where she met her future husband Carl Ferdinand Cori in an anatomy class; upon their graduation in 1920, they married. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gerty Cori has received more than 352,175 page views. Her biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Gerty Cori is the 61st most popular chemist (up from 65th in 2019), the 53rd most popular biography from Czechia (down from 35th in 2019) and the most popular Czech Chemist.

Gerty Cori was a biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in 1947. She was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. She was most famous for her research on the metabolism of glycogen, which is the storage form of glucose in the body.

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Among chemists, Gerty Cori ranks 61 out of 510Before her are Adolf Butenandt, Fritz Pregl, Theodor Svedberg, Karl Ziegler, Michel Eugène Chevreul, and John Stith Pemberton. After her are Casimir Funk, Dorothy Hodgkin, Jacques Monod, Vladimir Prelog, Frederick Gowland Hopkins, and George de Hevesy.

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Among people born in 1896, Gerty Cori ranks 25Before her are Anna Anderson, Howard Hawks, Milena Jesenská, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, A. J. Cronin, and Dziga Vertov. After her are Buenaventura Durruti, Ernst Udet, Donald Winnicott, Italo Balbo, Célestin Freinet, and Erich Koch. Among people deceased in 1957, Gerty Cori ranks 20Before her are Henry van de Velde, Gichin Funakoshi, Arturo Toscanini, Walther Bothe, Gabriela Mistral, and Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. After her are František Kupka, Alfred Döblin, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Irving Langmuir, Joseph McCarthy, and Erich von Stroheim.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Gerty Cori ranks 53 out of 839Before her are Anton Raphael Mengs (1728), Karel Gott (1939), Emil Hácha (1872), Bohumil Hrabal (1914), Antonín Panenka (1948), and Lída Baarová (1914). After her are Peter Grünberg (1939), Franz Werfel (1890), František Kupka (1871), Karl Renner (1870), Jan Evangelista Purkyně (1787), and Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644).

Among CHEMISTS In Czechia

Among chemists born in Czechia, Gerty Cori ranks 1After her are Johann Josef Loschmidt (1821), Carl Ferdinand Cori (1896), Jaroslav Heyrovský (1890), Otto Wichterle (1913), Hans Tropsch (1889), Zdenko Hans Skraup (1850), and Jiří Drahoš (1949).