Christian de DuveChristian de Duve (October 2, 1917), biochemist.
de Duve was born in Thames-Ditton, Great Britain, as a son of belgian emigrants. They returned to Belgium in 1920. de Duve studied at the Catholic University of Louvain, where he became professor in 1947. He specialized in subcellular biochemistry. He discoverd the peroxisomes.
de Duve was awarded the shared Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1974, together with Albert Claude and George E. Palade, for describing the structure and function of organelles in biological cells.