Sir Frederick Grant Banting (November 14, 1891 – February 21, 1941) was a Canadian medical scientist, doctor and Nobel laureate noted as one of the co-discovers of insulin.
Frederick Banting, born at Alliston (Ontario, Canada), was the youngest of five children of William Thompson Banting and Margaret Grant. His received his early education at the Public and High Schools at Alliston. After schooling, he enrolled in the University of Toronto to study divinity. However, he changed to the study of medicine. In 1916, when the World War I was at its height, he received his degree of Bachelor of Medicine, and joined the Canadian Army Medical Corps. During the War, he served in France; and was wounded in 1918 at the battle of Cambrai. In 1919, he was awarded the Military Cross for heroism under fire.
In 1924, Banting married Marion Robertson. They had one child named William (b. 1928). In 1932, this marriage ended in a divorce. In 1937, Banting married Henrietta Ball.