Auguste Forel

1848 - 1931

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Auguste-Henri Forel (French pronunciation: [oɡyst ɑ̃ʁi fɔʁɛl]; 1 September 1848 – 27 July 1931) was a Swiss myrmecologist, neuroanatomist, psychiatrist and eugenicist, notable for his investigations into the structure of the human brain and that of ants. He is considered a co-founder of the neuron theory. Forel is also known for his early contributions to sexology and psychology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Auguste Forel has received more than 89,130 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Auguste Forel is the 105th most popular psychologist (up from 127th in 2019), the 152nd most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 182nd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Swiss Psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Auguste Forel ranks 105 out of 235Before him are Otto Gross, Clark L. Hull, René Spitz, Charles Spearman, Harry Stack Sullivan, and Michael Balint. After him are Jon Kabat-Zinn, R. D. Laing, Édouard Claparède, William McDougall, John Money, and Heinz Kohut.

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Among people born in 1848, Auguste Forel ranks 43Before him are Carl Stumpf, Anna Boch, Vasily Surikov, Jules Bastien-Lepage, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and Lothar von Trotha. After him are Maximilian von Prittwitz, Hermann von Eichhorn, Raja Ravi Varma, Kate Sheppard, Francis Darwin, and Friedrich Ernst Dorn. Among people deceased in 1931, Auguste Forel ranks 37Before him are Chandra Shekhar Azad, Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, Thomas Lipton, Giovanni Boldini, Vincent d'Indy, and Jaime, Duke of Madrid. After him are Charles Algernon Parsons, Antonio Salandra, Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia, Joe Masseria, Santiago Rusiñol, and Eugene de Blaas.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Auguste Forel ranks 152 out of 1,015Before him are Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria (1938), Alexander Agassiz (1835), Jaime, Duke of Madrid (1870), Nicolaus II Bernoulli (1695), Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1867), and Jakob Ammann (1644). After him are Köbi Kuhn (1943), Ulrich of Augsburg (890), Max Bill (1908), Rudolf I, Duke of Bavaria (1274), Ernest Bloch (1880), and Archduke Rudolf of Austria (1919).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In Switzerland

Among psychologists born in Switzerland, Auguste Forel ranks 5Before him are Carl Jung (1875), Jean Piaget (1896), Hermann Rorschach (1884), and Ludwig Binswanger (1881). After him are Édouard Claparède (1873), Edgar Schein (1928), Otto Binswanger (1852), and Théodore Flournoy (1854).