Hans Adolf Krebs

1900 - 1981

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Sir Hans Adolf Krebs, FRS (, German: [hans ˈʔaːdɔlf ˈkʁeːps] ; 25 August 1900 – 22 November 1981) was a German-British biologist, physician and biochemist. He was a pioneer scientist in the study of cellular respiration, a biochemical process in living cells that extracts energy from food and oxygen and makes it available to drive the processes of life. He is best known for his discoveries of two important sequences of chemical reactions that take place in the cells of nearly all organisms, including humans, other than anaerobic microorganisms, namely the citric acid cycle and the urea cycle. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Adolf Krebs has received more than 405,895 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Hans Adolf Krebs is the 81st most popular chemist (down from 68th in 2019), the 505th most popular biography from Germany (up from 509th in 2019) and the 20th most popular German Chemist.

Hans Adolf Krebs was a German scientist and professor of medicine. He is most famous for discovering the citric acid cycle, a series of chemical reactions that produce energy in cells.

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Over the past year Hans Adolf Krebs has had the most page views in the with 21,820 views, followed by English (18,495), and German (10,512). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Irish (70.26%), Swahili (63.84%), and Romanian (47.53%)


Among chemists, Hans Adolf Krebs ranks 81 out of 602Before him are Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, Dorothy Hodgkin, George de Hevesy, Gilbert N. Lewis, Theodore William Richards, and James B. Sumner. After him are Odd Hassel, William Crookes, Henry Hallett Dale, Johann Rudolf Glauber, Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, and Michel Eugène Chevreul.

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Among people born in 1900, Hans Adolf Krebs ranks 25Before him are Jacques Prévert, Charles Francis Richter, Urho Kekkonen, Eyvind Johnson, Hans Fritzsche, and Giorgos Seferis. After him are Richard Kuhn, Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark, Kurt Weill, Jan Oort, Choe Yong-gon, and Arno Breker. Among people deceased in 1981, Hans Adolf Krebs ranks 13Before him are Max Euwe, Natalie Wood, Frederica of Hanover, Hideki Yukawa, William Holden, and William Wyler. After him are Odd Hassel, Eugenio Montale, Béla Guttmann, René Clair, Joe Louis, and Omar Bradley.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hans Adolf Krebs ranks 505 out of 7,253Before him are Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515), Maximilian von Weichs (1881), Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1908), Oskar Dirlewanger (1895), Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria (1847), and Karl Schwarzschild (1873). After him are Erwin Panofsky (1892), Frank Farian (1941), Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg (1856), Henning von Tresckow (1901), Rabanus Maurus (780), and Walter Schellenberg (1910).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Hans Adolf Krebs ranks 20Before him are Otto Diels (1876), Richard Willstätter (1872), Hans Fischer (1881), Julius Lothar Meyer (1830), Hermann Staudinger (1881), and Heinrich Otto Wieland (1877). After him are Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604), Hans von Euler-Chelpin (1873), Karl Ziegler (1898), Martin Heinrich Klaproth (1743), Felix Hoffmann (1868), and Fritz Strassmann (1902).