400 BC - 360 BC

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Agnodice or Agnodike (Ancient Greek: Ἀγνοδίκη Agnodikē, Greek pronunciation: [aŋnodíkɛː] c. 4th century BCE) is a legendary figure credited as the first female midwife or physician in ancient Athens. Her story is told by the Roman author Gaius Julius Hyginus in his Fabulae. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Agnodice has received more than 315,020 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Agnodice is the 306th most popular physician (down from 241st in 2019).

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  • 23

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  • 3.34

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.24

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among physicians, Agnodice ranks 306 out of 509Before her are Paul Neumann, Horace Wells, Aletta Jacobs, Louis de Jaucourt, Ernest Duchesne, and Hans Berger. After her are Adolf Kussmaul, Mondino de Luzzi, May-Britt Moser, Abd al-Latif al-Baghdadi, Bronisława Dłuska, and Robert Remak.

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Among people born in 400 BC, Agnodice ranks 58Before her are Crantor, Apama, Archidamus IV, Hecataeus of Abdera, Crates of Athens, and Antimachus. After her are Aeneas Tacticus, Lucius Cornelius Scipio Barbatus, Timotheus, Taxiles, Acrotatus II, and Meleager. Among people deceased in 360 BC, Agnodice ranks 11Before her are Dinocrates, Aeschines of Sphettus, Lais of Corinth, Bryaxis, Anniceris, and Polykleitos the Younger. After her are Taxiles, Artabazos II, Philitas of Cos, Aristides of Thebes, Laomedon of Mytilene, and Stasanor.

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