Hans Adolf Krebs

1900 - 1981

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Sir Hans Adolf Krebs (, 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 363,316 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Hans Adolf Krebs is the 40th most popular chemist (up from 45th in 2019), the 386th most popular biography from Germany (down from 359th in 2019) and the 11th 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 40 out of 510Before him are Ilya Prigogine, August Kekulé, Frederick Soddy, Henrik Dam, Carl Bosch, and Frederick Sanger. After him are William Crookes, Robert Bunsen, Joseph Black, Jan Baptist van Helmont, Paul Sabatier, and Victor Grignard.

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Among people born in 1900, Hans Adolf Krebs ranks 23Before him are Jacques Prévert, Heinrich Müller, Dennis Gabor, Sándor Márai, Thomas Wolfe, and Hans Fritzsche. After him are Jan Oort, Giorgos Seferis, Kurt Weill, Eyvind Johnson, Urho Kekkonen, and Karl Wolff. Among people deceased in 1981, Hans Adolf Krebs ranks 8Before him are Anwar Sadat, Jacques Lacan, Albert Speer, Moshe Dayan, Max Euwe, and William Wyler. After him are Marcel Breuer, Frederica of Hanover, Soong Ching-ling, Natalie Wood, William Holden, and A. J. Cronin.

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Among people born in Germany, Hans Adolf Krebs ranks 386 out of 5,289Before him are Gregor Strasser (1892), Alfred von Schlieffen (1833), Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (1955), Christian V of Denmark (1646), August von Mackensen (1849), and Prince Claus of the Netherlands (1926). After him are Maria Josepha of Saxony, Dauphine of France (1731), Ernst Thälmann (1886), Henri Nestlé (1814), Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945), Karl Drais (1785), and Max Bruch (1838).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Hans Adolf Krebs ranks 11Before him are Emil Fischer (1852), Justus von Liebig (1803), Eduard Buchner (1860), Adolf von Baeyer (1835), August Kekulé (1829), and Carl Bosch (1874). After him are Robert Bunsen (1811), Richard Willstätter (1872), Hermann Staudinger (1881), Adolf Butenandt (1903), Karl Ziegler (1898), and Hans Fischer (1881).