Henrik Dam

1895 - 1976

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Carl Peter Henrik Dam (21 February 1895 – 17 April 1976) was a Danish biochemist and physiologist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1943 for joint work with Edward Doisy in discovering vitamin K and its role in human physiology. Dam's key experiment involved feeding a cholesterol-free diet to chickens. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henrik Dam has received more than 88,498 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia. Henrik Dam is the 34th most popular chemist (up from 40th in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from Denmark (up from 43rd in 2019) and the most popular Danish Chemist.

Henrik Dam is most famous for his design of the Henrik Dam Bridge, which spans the Little Belt on the Danish island of Funen. The bridge is a single-span suspension bridge, and was completed in 1937.

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Among chemists, Henrik Dam ranks 34 out of 602Before him are Justus von Liebig, Casimir Funk, John Howard Northrop, Ilya Prigogine, Walther Nernst, and Robert Bunsen. After him are Tu Youyou, John Stith Pemberton, Gertrude B. Elion, Carl Bosch, Henri Moissan, and August Kekulé.

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Among people born in 1895, Henrik Dam ranks 18Before him are Max Horkheimer, Anna Freud, Mikhail Bakhtin, Paul Éluard, J. Edgar Hoover, and Levi Eshkol. After him are Dolores Ibárruri, Nikolai Yezhov, Sergei Yesenin, Ludvík Svoboda, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Folke Bernadotte. Among people deceased in 1976, Henrik Dam ranks 14Before him are Zhou Enlai, Fritz Lang, Max Ernst, Jean Gabin, Bernard Montgomery, and André Malraux. After him are Ulrike Meinhof, Man Ray, J. Paul Getty, Joachim Peiper, Jacques Monod, and Eyvind Johnson.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Henrik Dam ranks 42 out of 1,032Before him are Valdemar II of Denmark (1170), Frederick VII of Denmark (1808), Maria Feodorovna (1847), Valdemar IV of Denmark (1320), Victor Borge (1909), and Christian VI of Denmark (1699). After him are Saxo Grammaticus (1150), Frederick II of Denmark (1534), Frederick I of Denmark (1471), Aage Bohr (1922), Sveinn Björnsson (1881), and Frederick IV of Denmark (1671).

Among CHEMISTS In Denmark

Among chemists born in Denmark, Henrik Dam ranks 1After him are Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted (1879), Sophia Brahe (1556), S. P. L. Sørensen (1868), Rasmus Bartholin (1625), Morten P. Meldal (1954), Johan Kjeldahl (1849), and Hans Peter Jørgen Julius Thomsen (1826).