Allvar Gullstrand

1862 - 1930

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Allvar Gullstrand (5 June 1862 – 28 July 1930) was a Swedish ophthalmologist and optician. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Allvar Gullstrand has received more than 99,661 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Allvar Gullstrand is the 31st most popular physician (up from 46th in 2019), the 45th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 56th in 2019) and the most popular Swedish Physician.

Allvar Gullstrand was a Swedish ophthalmologist who is most famous for his invention of the contact lens.

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Among physicians, Allvar Gullstrand ranks 31 out of 726Before him are Emil von Behring, Camillo Golgi, Claude Bernard, Paul Ehrlich, Willem Einthoven, and António Egas Moniz. After him are Jean-Martin Charcot, Qa'a, Al-Zahrawi, Marcello Malpighi, Alexis Carrel, and Thutmose IV.

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Among people born in 1862, Allvar Gullstrand ranks 7Before him are Gustav Klimt, Claude Debussy, Maurice Maeterlinck, David Hilbert, Philipp Lenard, and Gerhart Hauptmann. After him are Arthur Schnitzler, O. Henry, Aristide Briand, Hilma af Klint, Niko Pirosmani, and Victoria of Baden. Among people deceased in 1930, Allvar Gullstrand ranks 8Before him are Fridtjof Nansen, Alfred Wegener, Ilya Repin, Zewditu, Vladimir Mayakovsky, and William Howard Taft. After him are Joan Gamper, Christiaan Eijkman, Fritz Pregl, Miguel Primo de Rivera, Victoria of Baden, and Cosima Wagner.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Allvar Gullstrand ranks 45 out of 1,879Before him are Charles XV of Sweden (1826), Agnetha Fältskog (1950), Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden (1688), Charles XI of Sweden (1655), Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (1778), and Manne Siegbahn (1886). After him are Pär Lagerkvist (1891), Axel von Fersen the Younger (1755), Gunnar Myrdal (1898), Carl Larsson (1853), Eric XIV of Sweden (1533), and Raoul Wallenberg (1912).

Among PHYSICIANS In Sweden

Among physicians born in Sweden, Allvar Gullstrand ranks 1After him are Ulf von Euler (1905), Arvid Carlsson (1923), Thomas Bartholin (1616), Hans Rosling (1948), Torsten Wiesel (1924), Olof Rudbeck the Younger (1660), Anders Tegnell (1956), and Anna Bågenholm (1970).