Born: Feb 23, 1884 AD
Died: 1967 AD, at 82 years of age.
1884 - Born on the 23rd of February in Warsaw, Poland. Polish-American biochemist.
1904 - Studied in Berlin and Switzerland, where he gained his doctorate in organic chemistry at the university of Bern.
- Worked at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, then in Berlin, and later at the Lister Institute in London.
1912 - Credited with the first formulation of the concept, which he called vital amines or vitamines.
1915-1920 - Moved to America and he became a naturalized citizen after five years.
1927 - Moved on to Paris where he started his own research institution, the Casa Biochemica.
- He married his wife, Gretchin, with whom he had 15 children.
1939 - After the outbreak of World War II, he moved permanently to America.
1940 - Started the Funk Foundation for Medical Research in America.
1967 - He died on the 19th of January in New York at the age of 83.
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