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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 78,291 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Auguste Forel is the 126th most popular psychologist (up from 142nd in 2019), the 182nd most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 229th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Swiss Psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Auguste Forel ranks 126 out of 183Before him are Adolf Bastian, William McDougall, Robert Plutchik, Steven Pinker, Henry Murray, and Thomas Gordon. After him are Ulric Neisser, Amos Tversky, Oswald Külpe, Franz Alexander, Frans de Waal, and Arnold Gesell.

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Among people born in 1848, Auguste Forel ranks 47Before him are Jules Bastien-Lepage, Lothar von Trotha, Hermann von Eichhorn, Henri Duparc, Raja Ravi Varma, and Viktor Meyer. After him are Princess Amalie of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves, Georges Ohnet, Boris Stürmer, Friedrich Ernst Dorn, and Victor Noir. Among people deceased in 1931, Auguste Forel ranks 45Before him are Thomas Lipton, Motilal Nehru, Santiago Rusiñol, Charles Algernon Parsons, Joe Masseria, and Frederick Augustus II, Grand Duke of Oldenburg. After him are Eugene de Blaas, Archduke Leopold Salvator of Austria, Melvil Dewey, Antonio Salandra, Princess Isabella of Croÿ, and David Bruce.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Auguste Forel ranks 182 out of 876Before him are Michel Simon (1895), Umberto Agnelli (1934), Isaac Casaubon (1559), Leonardo Conti (1900), Alexander Schallenberg (1969), and Edwin Fischer (1886). After him are Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza (1945), Hugo Koblet (1925), Victor Goldschmidt (1888), Bernard Tschumi (1944), Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac (1817), and Joachim Raff (1822).

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). After him are Théodore Flournoy (1854).