Hugo Theorell

1903 - 1982

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Axel Hugo Theodor Theorell (6 July 1903 – 15 August 1982) was a Swedish scientist and Nobel Prize laureate in medicine. He was born in Linköping as the son of Thure Theorell and his wife Armida Bill. Theorell went to Secondary School at Katedralskolan in Linköping and passed his examination there on 23 May 1921. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hugo Theorell has received more than 72,153 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Hugo Theorell is the 51st most popular biologist (up from 59th in 2019), the 82nd most popular biography from Sweden (up from 91st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Swedish Biologist.

Hugo Theorell was a Swedish physiologist who is most famous for his work in the field of respiratory physiology.

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Among biologists, Hugo Theorell ranks 51 out of 1,097Before him are Hans Spemann, Peter Simon Pallas, Richard Owen, Jan Evangelista Purkyně, René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, and Roger Guillemin. After him are Albert Claude, Jean-Henri Fabre, François Jacob, Sylvia Earle, Hugo de Vries, and Nikolaas Tinbergen.

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Among people born in 1903, Hugo Theorell ranks 24Before him are Kane Tanaka, Jan Tinbergen, Anaïs Nin, Mustafa Barzani, Galeazzo Ciano, and José Antonio Primo de Rivera. After him are Hans Jonas, Nikolai Podgorny, Igor Kurchatov, Jiro Horikoshi, Fahri Korutürk, and Karl Hanke. Among people deceased in 1982, Hugo Theorell ranks 28Before him are Barack Obama Sr., Karl von Frisch, Glenn Gould, Georges Perec, Hugh Everett III, and John Belushi. After him are Gilles Villeneuve, Jiro Horikoshi, William Giauque, Mikhail Suslov, Stanford Moore, and Curd Jürgens.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Hugo Theorell ranks 82 out of 1,879Before him are Sven Hedin (1865), Eric IX of Sweden (1120), Olof Skötkonung (980), Eric the Victorious (945), Marie Taglioni (1804), and Harry Martinson (1904). After him are Axel Oxenstierna (1583), Kai Siegbahn (1918), Charles VIII of Sweden (1409), Kurt Hamrin (1934), Birger Jarl (1210), and Stieg Larsson (1954).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Sweden

Among biologists born in Sweden, Hugo Theorell ranks 2Before him are Carl Linnaeus (1707). After him are Svante Pääbo (1955), Elias Magnus Fries (1794), Tomas Lindahl (1938), Carl Peter Thunberg (1743), Carl Linnaeus the Younger (1741), Olaus Rudbeck (1630), Erik Acharius (1757), Eva Ekeblad (1724), Adam Afzelius (1750), and Anders Sparrman (1748).