Hans Adolf Krebs

1900 - 1981

Hans Adolf Krebs

Sir Hans Adolf Krebs (; 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 327,835 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 45th most popular chemist.

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Among chemists, Hans Adolf Krebs ranks 45 out of 473Before him are Fritz Pregl, Arthur Harden, Paul Sabatier, Victor Grignard, Henrik Dam, and Alfred Werner. After him are Kurt Alder, Joseph Black, William Crookes, Richard Willstätter, Hans Fischer, and Theodor Svedberg.

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Among people born in 1900, Hans Adolf Krebs ranks 21Before him are Charles Francis Richter, Vasily Chuikov, Sándor Márai, Margaret Mitchell, Jacques Prévert, and Heinrich Müller. After him are Urho Kekkonen, Hans Fritzsche, Kurt Weill, Giorgos Seferis, Richard Kuhn, and Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma. Among people deceased in 1981, Hans Adolf Krebs ranks 7Before him are Bob Marley, Anwar Sadat, Jacques Lacan, Albert Speer, Moshe Dayan, and Max Euwe. After him are William Wyler, Béla Guttmann, Odd Hassel, Natalie Wood, Hideki Yukawa, and Harold Urey.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hans Adolf Krebs ranks 359 out of 3,763Before him are Gregor Strasser (1892), Christopher of Bavaria (1416), Josef Kramer (1906), Katharina von Bora (1498), Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria (1808), and Simone Signoret (1921). After him are Jean Paul (1763), August von Mackensen (1849), Wolfram von Eschenbach (1170), Maria Sibylla Merian (1647), Niklas Luhmann (1927), and Georg von Küchler (1881).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Hans Adolf Krebs ranks 10Before him are Justus von Liebig (1803), Eduard Buchner (1860), Adolf von Baeyer (1835), Robert Bunsen (1811), August Kekulé (1829), and Carl Bosch (1874). After him are Richard Willstätter (1872), Hans Fischer (1881), Adolf Butenandt (1903), Hermann Staudinger (1881), Karl Ziegler (1898), and Adolf Windaus (1876).

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