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Dr Christian Renč Marie Joseph de Duve
Birth: Oct. 2, 1917
Thames Ditton
Elmbridge Borough
Surrey, England
Death: May 4, 2013
Walloon Brabant, Belgium

Scientist, Nobel Prize Recipient. He received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1974. Graduated from The Catholic University of Leuven and with a research doctorate in Cell Biology, he is known for being the discoverer of glucagon, lysosomes and peroxisomes. Besides having received numerous awards and international honors, he was appointed Academic of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in 1970. In 2005, de Duve published "Singularities: Landmarks on the Pathways of Life" in which explains the subdivision in the mechanisms of the evolutionary process. Suffering because of a serious illness, he asked to die by euthanasia. According to his will, his body was cremated during a ceremony with his closest family members. (bio by: Lucy & Chris) 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
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Originally Created by: Lucy & Chris
Record added: Nov 27, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 120867312
Dr Christian Renč Marie Joseph de Duve
Added by: Lucy & Chris
 
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