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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 78,669 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Henrik Dam is the 40th most popular chemist (down from 37th in 2019), the 44th most popular biography from Denmark (up from 47th 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 40 out of 509Before him are William Ramsay, Frederick Sanger, Jan Baptist van Helmont, Carl Bosch, Walther Nernst, and Gertrude B. Elion. After him are Ilya Prigogine, Frederick Soddy, Victor Grignard, Theodor Svedberg, William Crookes, and Gerty Cori.

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Among people born in 1895, Henrik Dam ranks 23Before him are Amin al-Husseini, Paul Hindemith, Paul Éluard, Dolores Ibárruri, Zog I of Albania, and Aleksandr Vasilevsky. After him are Sergei Yesenin, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, Babe Ruth, Gerhard Domagk, Anastas Mikoyan, and Rudolph Valentino. Among people deceased in 1976, Henrik Dam ranks 17Before him are Fritz Lang, Jean Gabin, André Malraux, Trofim Lysenko, Man Ray, and Benjamin Britten. After him are J. Paul Getty, Alexander Calder, Ulrike Meinhof, Joachim Peiper, Benjamin Graham, and Jacques Monod.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Henrik Dam ranks 44 out of 893Before him are Frederick V of Denmark (1723), Lars von Trier (1956), Frederick III of Denmark (1609), Valdemar II of Denmark (1170), John, King of Denmark (1455), and Frederick IV of Denmark (1671). After him are Fredrik Bajer (1837), Christian VIII of Denmark (1786), Frederick II of Denmark (1534), Frederick VII of Denmark (1808), Frederick I of Denmark (1471), and Tollund Man (-400).

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), Johan Kjeldahl (1849), and Hans Peter Jørgen Julius Thomsen (1826).