Sir Frederick Hopkins
Person Male Born 20/6/1861 Died 16/5/1947
Biochemist. Born Frederick Gowland Hopkins at 16 Marine Parade, Eastbourne. He studied at Guy's Hospital, where he received the University of London gold medal. In 1897 he became the first lecturer in chemical biology at Cambridge. He discovered what he called 'accessory food factors' which later became known as vitamins. Knighted in 1925 and joint winner of the 1929 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine. Died at his home, Saxmeadham, 71 Grange Road, Cambridge.