Full Name: Christiaan Eijkman
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
Birthplace: Nijkerk, Netherlands
Star Sign: Leo
Died: November 5, 1930 (aged 72)