Christiaan Eijkman

Physician and Nobel Laureate Christiaan Eijkman

Profession: Physician and Nobel Laureate


Biography: 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)

Historical Events

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