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Ragnar Arthur Granit (October 30, 1900, Helsinki, Finland - March 12, 1991, Stockholm, Sweden) was a Finnish scientist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1967, along with Haldan Keffer Hartline and George Wald. October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 62 days remaining. ... 1900 is a common year starting on Monday. ... Province Southern Finland Region Uusimaa District Helsinki City manager Jussi Pajunen Official languages Finnish, Swedish Area  - total  - land ranked 342nd 185. ... March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (72nd in Leap years). ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...   Stockholm? is the capital and the largest city in Sweden. ... List of Nobel Prize laureates in Physiology or Medicine from 1901 to the present day. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Haldan Keffer Hartline (December 22, 1903 - March 17, 1983) was an American physiologist who was a cowinner (with George Wald and Ragnar Granit) of the 1967 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work in analyzing the neurophysiological mechanisms of vision. ... George Wald (November 18, 1906–April 12, 1997) was an American scientist who is best known for his work with pigments in the retina. ...

Granit graduated in 1927 from the University of Helsinki, Finland, Faculty of Medicine. As in 1940 Finland became a target for a massive Soviet attack, during the Winter War (1939 - 1940) between the Soviet Union and Finland, at the age of 40 Granit sought for refuge - and peaceful environment for his studies and research work - from the neigbouring Capitol of Sweden, Stockholm. The University of Helsinki is a university located in Helsinki, Finland. ... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Winter War (also known as the Soviet-Finnish War or the Russo-Finnish War) broke out when the Soviet Union attacked Finland on November 30, 1939, three months after the start of World War II. As a consequence, the Soviet Union was expelled from the League of Nations on... 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...

The same year, 1940, Granit also received Swedish citizenship, ensuring him full possibilities to go on with his work and life, without having to worry about the war, which lasted until 1945 in Finland. Granit kept his Finnish citizenship as well and he remained a patriotic Finn for his entire life. After the Finnish-Russian wars Granit kept homes both in Finland and Sweden.

Granit said that his Nobel Prize "belongs fifty-fifty to Finland and Sweden".

External links

  • Ragnar Granit institute at the Tampere University of Technology
  • Biography of Ragnar Granit at the Nobel Foundation site

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Ragnar Granit - Biography (786 words)
Ragnar Arthur Granit was born in the parish of Helsinge, Finland, on October 30th, 1900, eldest son of the Crown forester Arthur Wilhelm Granit and his wife Albertina Helena Malmberg.
Ragnar Granit was a Member of the Medical Research Council (1949-1955), President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (1963-1965), Vice President (1965-1969).
Ragnar Granit married in 1929 Baroness Marguerite (Daisy) Emma Bruun, daughter of the State Councillor, Baron Theodor Bruun and Mary Edith Henley.
Ragnar Granit (0 words)
Ragnar Arthur Granit was born on 30th October 1900 in the then Parish of Helsinki into the family of forestry officer Arthur Wilhelm Granit (born 1871) and his wife Bertie Granit (born 1878).
Ragnar Granit's spouse, Baroness Marguerite (Daisy) Emma Bruun was born in 1902 in St Petersburg.
In 1929 Ragnar Granit was appointed Docent in Physiology, and in 1937 Swedish-language Professor of Physiology at the University of Helsinki.
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