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Hans Adolf Krebs

1900 - 1981

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Sir Hans Adolf Krebs, FRS (, German: [hans ˈʔaːdɔlf ˈkʁeːps] (listen); 25 August 1900 – 22 November 1981) was a German-born 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 humans and many other organisms, 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 385,642 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia. Hans Adolf Krebs is the 68th most popular chemist (down from 40th in 2019), the 509th most popular biography from Germany (down from 386th in 2019) and the 15th 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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Among chemists, Hans Adolf Krebs ranks 68 out of 509Before him are Irving Langmuir, Tadeusz Reichstein, Adolf Windaus, Arne Tiselius, Dorothy Hodgkin, and John Howard Northrop. After him are Otto Diels, Theodore William Richards, George de Hevesy, Richard Willstätter, Frederick Gowland Hopkins, and Gilbert N. Lewis.

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Among people born in 1900, Hans Adolf Krebs ranks 24Before him are Dennis Gabor, Charles Francis Richter, Sándor Márai, Urho Kekkonen, Hans Fritzsche, and Giorgos Seferis. After him are Kurt Weill, Eyvind Johnson, Jan Oort, Thomas Wolfe, Richard Kuhn, and Edith Frank. Among people deceased in 1981, Hans Adolf Krebs ranks 12Before him are Eugenio Montale, Natalie Wood, William Wyler, Max Euwe, Soong Ching-ling, and Frederica of Hanover. After him are William Holden, Hideki Yukawa, René Clair, Béla Guttmann, Marcel Breuer, and Odd Hassel.

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Among people born in Germany, Hans Adolf Krebs ranks 509 out of 6,142Before him are August Weismann (1834), Friedrich List (1789), Aby Warburg (1866), Kurt Student (1890), Erich Kästner (1899), and Otto Carius (1922). After him are Otto Diels (1876), John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (1503), Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804), Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg (1856), Franz Brentano (1838), and Franz Bopp (1791).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Hans Adolf Krebs ranks 15Before him are Robert Bunsen (1811), Carl Bosch (1874), Julius Lothar Meyer (1830), Adolf Butenandt (1903), Hans Fischer (1881), and Adolf Windaus (1876). After him are Otto Diels (1876), Richard Willstätter (1872), Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner (1780), Martin Heinrich Klaproth (1743), Hermann Staudinger (1881), and Karl Ziegler (1898).