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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. In September, he began to study medicine at the Karolinska Institute and in 1924 he graduated as a Bachelor of Medicine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hugo Theorell has received more than 65,582 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Hugo Theorell is the 56th most popular biologist (up from 91st in 2019), the 92nd most popular biography from Sweden (up from 134th 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 56 out of 841Before him are Vladimir Vernadsky, Adelbert von Chamisso, Jean-Henri Fabre, François Jacob, Erasmus Darwin, and Albert Claude. After him are Ernst Mayr, Hermann Joseph Muller, Linda B. Buck, George Beadle, Max Theiler, and John Edward Gray.

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Among people born in 1903, Hugo Theorell ranks 34Before him are Mustafa Barzani, Irène Némirovsky, Hans Jonas, The French Angel, Bing Crosby, and Fahri Korutürk. After him are Raymond Queneau, Matthias Sindelar, Igor Kurchatov, Eliot Ness, Tunku Abdul Rahman, and George Beadle. Among people deceased in 1982, Hugo Theorell ranks 30Before him are Hans Selye, Gilles Villeneuve, Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, Mikhail Suslov, Hugh Everett III, and Ivan Bagramyan. After him are Helen of Greece and Denmark, Georges Perec, Curd Jürgens, Cevdet Sunay, John Belushi, and Stanford Moore.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Hugo Theorell ranks 92 out of 1,612Before him are Jenny Lind (1820), Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1700), Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland (1861), Stieg Larsson (1954), Verner von Heidenstam (1859), and Ermanaric (400). After him are Axel Munthe (1857), Birger Jarl (1210), Anund Jacob (1008), Hannes Alfvén (1908), Hilma af Klint (1862), and Olaus Magnus (1490).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Sweden

Among biologists born in Sweden, Hugo Theorell ranks 2Before him are Carl Linnaeus (1707). After him are Tomas Lindahl (1938), Carl Peter Thunberg (1743), Elias Magnus Fries (1794), Olaus Rudbeck (1630), Carl Linnaeus the Younger (1741), Adam Afzelius (1750), Erik Acharius (1757), Eva Ekeblad (1724), Anders Sparrman (1748), and Göran Wahlenberg (1780).