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With 726 biographies, Physicians are the 27th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Social Activists, Skiers, and Companions.


Pantheon has 724 people classified as physicians born between 3050 BC and 1989. Of these 724, 83 (11.46%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living physicians include Eric Kandel, Andrew Schally, and Harvey J. Alter. The most famous deceased physicians include Hippocrates, Galen, and Paracelsus. As of April 2024, 112 new physicians have been added to Pantheon including Ryke Geerd Hamer, Bian Que, and 'Ali ibn al-'Abbas al-Majusi.

Living Physicians

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Deceased Physicians

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Newly Added Physicians (2024)

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Most physicians were born in Germany (103), United States (101), and United Kingdom (71). By city, the most common birth places were New York City (12), Paris (10), and Vienna (8).The most common death places of physicians were United States (99), Germany (86), and United Kingdom (74). By city, these were Paris (30), London (29), and New York City (17).

Places Over Time

The earliest biographies classified as physicians in Pantheon are Hotepsekhemwy, Qa'a, and Djer.  The concentration of physicians was largest during the Newspaper Era, which lasted from 1700 to 1899. Some birth or death locations for earlier physicians are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.


Which Physicians were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Physicians since 1700.