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Aribert Heim

1914 - 1992

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Aribert Ferdinand Heim (28 June 1914 – 1992), also known as Dr. Death and Butcher of Mauthausen, was an Austrian Schutzstaffel (SS) doctor. During World War II, he served at the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp in Mauthausen, killing and torturing inmates using various methods, such as the direct injection of toxic compounds into the hearts of his victims.After the war, Heim lived in Cairo, Egypt, under the alias of Tarek Farid Hussein after his conversion to Islam. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aribert Heim has received more than 879,835 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Aribert Heim is the 38th most popular physician (up from 73rd in 2019), the 94th most popular biography from Austria (up from 145th in 2019) and the most popular Austrian Physician.

Aribert Heim was a Nazi doctor who experimented on prisoners in concentration camps during World War II. He was most famous for his experiments on twins.

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Among physicians, Aribert Heim ranks 38 out of 502Before him are Emil von Behring, António Egas Moniz, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, Samuel Hahnemann, Claude Bernard, and Frederick Banting. After him are Ambroise Paré, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Marcello Malpighi, Emil Kraepelin, Otto Heinrich Warburg, and Elisabeth Kübler-Ross.

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Among people born in 1914, Aribert Heim ranks 11Before him are Hedy Lamarr, Mohammed Zahir Shah, Tenzing Norgay, Marguerite Duras, Jiang Qing, and Michael Wittmann. After him are Alec Guinness, Romain Gary, Julio Cortázar, Bohumil Hrabal, Octavio Paz, and William S. Burroughs. Among people deceased in 1992, Aribert Heim ranks 14Before him are Menachem Begin, Olivier Messiaen, John Cage, Mikhail Tal, Francis Bacon, and Barbara McClintock. After him are Giovanni Falcone, Benny Hill, Li Xiannian, James E. Webb, Anthony Perkins, and Satyajit Ray.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Aribert Heim ranks 94 out of 1,237Before him are Charles II, Archduke of Austria (1540), Elfriede Jelinek (1946), Archduke Otto of Austria (1865), Theodoric the Great (454), Albert II of Germany (1397), and Margaret of Austria, Queen of Spain (1584). After him are Sándor Márai (1900), Maria Christina, Duchess of Teschen (1742), Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria (1883), Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (1738), Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888), and Alma Mahler (1879).

Among PHYSICIANS In Austria

Among physicians born in Austria, Aribert Heim ranks 1After him are Hans Asperger (1906), Hans Selye (1907), Julius Wagner-Jauregg (1857), Róbert Bárány (1876), Eric Kandel (1929), Leopold Auenbrugger (1722), Irmfried Eberl (1910), Victor Babeș (1854), and Paul Neumann (1875).