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Frederick Banting

Medical Scientist and Physician Frederick Banting

Full Name: Frederick Grant Banting
Profession: Medical Scientist and Physician


Biography: Co-discoverer of insulin, Banting won the 1923 Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine at just 32 years of age. The youngest Nobel laureate in medicine in history.

Born: November 14, 1891
Birthplace: Alliston, Ontario, Canada

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: February 21, 1941 (aged 49)
Cause of Death: Plane crash

Married Life

  • 1924-06-04 Physician Frederick Banting (32) weds Marion Robertson

Historical Events

  • 1921-07-27 Frederick Banting and Charles Best isolate insulin at the University of Toronto
  • 1922-01-11 Insulin first used on humans to treat diabetes, when Frederick Banting injects fellow Canadian Leonard Thompson, aged 14
  • 1934-06-04 Dr Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of insulin, is knighted