Auguste Forel

1848 - 1931

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Auguste-Henri Forel (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. For example, 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 60,783 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Auguste Forel is the 142nd most popular psychologist (down from 109th in 2019), the 229th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 162nd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Swiss Psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Auguste Forel ranks 142 out of 182Before him are James J. Gibson, Kurt Goldstein, Amos Tversky, Thomas Gordon, Stanley Schachter, and Fritz Heider. After him are David Ausubel, Alexander Bain, Frans de Waal, Jean Laplanche, Giacomo Rizzolatti, and Arthur Janov.

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Among people born in 1848, Auguste Forel ranks 55Before him are Raja Ravi Varma, Friedrich Ernst Dorn, Boris Stürmer, Albert Robida, Hans Delbrück, and Georges Ohnet. After him are Adolphus Frederick V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Fritz von Uhde, Princess Amalie of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Adolf Albin, Pavle Jurišić Šturm, and Francis Darwin. Among people deceased in 1931, Auguste Forel ranks 52Before him are Salvatore Maranzano, David Bruce, Motilal Nehru, Louise, Princess Royal, Nellie Melba, and Frederick Augustus II, Grand Duke of Oldenburg. After him are Lujo Brentano, Prince Emmanuel, Duke of Vendôme, Nicolae Paulescu, Osachi Hamaguchi, Bix Beiderbecke, and Gustaf Kossinna.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Auguste Forel ranks 229 out of 749Before him are Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810), Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza (1945), Robert Miles (1969), Pascal Couchepin (1942), Wilhelm Meyer-Lübke (1861), and Emil Brunner (1889). After him are Alain Tanner (1929), Jean Philippe Loys de Cheseaux (1718), Christoph Blocher (1940), Antonio Ciseri (1821), Adolf Wölfli (1864), and Johann II Bernoulli (1710).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In Switzerland

Among psychologists born in Switzerland, Auguste Forel ranks 6Before him are Carl Jung (1875), Jean Piaget (1896), Hermann Rorschach (1884), Ludwig Binswanger (1881), and Édouard Claparède (1873).