Christiaan Eijkman

Physician and Nobel Laureate Christiaan Eijkman Full Name: Christiaan Eijkman
Nationality: Dutch

Profession: Physician and Nobel Laureate
Why Famous: Demonstrated that beriberi is caused by poor diet which led to the discovery of vitamins for which he won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1929.

Born: August 11, 1858
Star Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nijkerk, Netherlands

Died: November 5, 1930 (aged 72)

Historical Events in the Life of Christiaan Eijkman

  • 1929-12-10 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine jointly awarded to Christiaan Eijkman and Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins for the discovery of vitamins