August Oetker

1862 - 1918

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August Oetker (German pronunciation: [ˈaʊɡʊst ˈʔœtkɐ]; January 6, 1862 – January 10, 1918) was a German inventor, food scientist and business person. He is known as the creator of baking powder as a ready-to-use product, and also as the founder of the Dr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of August Oetker has received more than 246,596 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). August Oetker is the 211th most popular physician (up from 247th in 2019), the 1,479th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,729th in 2019) and the 31st most popular German Physician.

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Among physicians, August Oetker ranks 211 out of 726Before her are Emil du Bois-Reymond, Li Shizhen, David H. Hubel, Thomas Willis, Ernst-Günther Schenck, and Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis. After her are Mungo Park, Adolf Eugen Fick, Fritz Klein, Soranus of Ephesus, Thomas Bartholin, and Franciscus Sylvius.

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Among people born in 1862, August Oetker ranks 39Before her are Henry McMahon, Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal, Silvio Gesell, Maurice Barrès, Mary Anderson, and Vito Cascio Ferro. After her are Georges Feydeau, Ugyen Wangchuck, Aurel Stein, Leonid Pasternak, Tomitaro Makino, and René Viviani. Among people deceased in 1918, August Oetker ranks 57Before her are Daniel Burley Woolfall, Vasily Radlov, Charles-Émile Reynaud, Paul von Rennenkampf, Princess Anna of Prussia, and Victor Adler. After her are Mikhail Alekseyev, Prince Erik, Duke of Västmanland, Sidónio Pais, Hermann von Eichhorn, Carl Schlechter, and Fritz von Below.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, August Oetker ranks 1,479 out of 7,253Before her are Melitta Bentz (1873), Walter Warlimont (1894), Christian Wulff (1959), Frederick II, Elector Palatine (1482), Adam Olearius (1603), and Hans Vaihinger (1852). After her are Robert Siodmak (1900), Karl Eberhard Schöngarth (1903), Albert Bierstadt (1830), Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1758), Friedrich Kalkbrenner (1784), and Mechtilde (1241).

Among PHYSICIANS In Germany

Among physicians born in Germany, August Oetker ranks 31Before her are Leonhart Fuchs (1501), Sebastian Kneipp (1821), Ludwig Guttmann (1899), Waldemar Hoven (1903), Emil du Bois-Reymond (1818), and Ernst-Günther Schenck (1904). After her are Adolf Eugen Fick (1829), Franciscus Sylvius (1614), Karl Adolph von Basedow (1799), Philipp Franz von Siebold (1796), Hans Berger (1873), and Ernst-Robert Grawitz (1899).