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 75,583 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Allvar Gullstrand is the 55th most popular physician (down from 54th in 2019), the 60th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 59th 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 55 out of 509Before him are Stanley Cohen, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, René Laennec, Alexandre Yersin, Emil von Behring, and James Parkinson. After him are Gerhard Armauer Hansen, Robert Edwards, Karl Brandt, Gerhard Domagk, Christiaan Eijkman, and Francesco Redi.

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Among people born in 1862, Allvar Gullstrand ranks 12Before him are O. Henry, Gerhart Hauptmann, Arthur Schnitzler, Aristide Briand, Joseph Merrick, and William Henry Bragg. After him are Hilma af Klint, J. Bruce Ismay, Pyotr Stolypin, Victoria of Baden, Niko Pirosmani, and Emilio Salgari. Among people deceased in 1930, Allvar Gullstrand ranks 9Before him are Alfred Wegener, Ilya Repin, Vladimir Mayakovsky, William Howard Taft, Zewditu, and Miguel Primo de Rivera. After him are D. H. Lawrence, Cosima Wagner, Horst Wessel, Joan Gamper, Christiaan Eijkman, and Lon Chaney.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Allvar Gullstrand ranks 60 out of 1,296Before him are Anders Jonas Ångström (1814), Benny Andersson (1946), Björn Ulvaeus (1945), Manne Siegbahn (1886), Eric IX of Sweden (1120), and Stellan Skarsgård (1951). After him are Dolph Lundgren (1957), Gunnar Myrdal (1898), Carl Larsson (1853), Anders Zorn (1860), Haakon VI of Norway (1340), and Hilma af Klint (1862).

Among PHYSICIANS In Sweden

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