Jakub Karol Parnas, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jakub Karol Parnas

20th century Polish biochemist and politician

Date of Birth: 16-Jan-1884

Place of Birth: Ternopil, Tarnopol Voivodeship, Ukraine

Date of Death: 29-Jan-1949

Profession: scientist, university teacher, biochemist

Nationality: Poland

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Jakub Karol Parnas

  • Jakub Karol Parnas, also known as Yakov Oskarovich Parnas (Russian: ???? ????????? ??????) (January 16, 1884 – January 29, 1949) was a prominent Jewish-Polish–Soviet biochemist who contributed to the discovery of the Embden–Meyerhof–Parnas pathway, together with Otto Fritz Meyerhof and Gustav Georg Embden.
  • He became a Soviet activist after the annexation of Western Ukraine in 1939.
  • He was arrested during the Stalinist Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee affair in 1949 and died in the prison, reportedly of heart attack.

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