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Axel Munthe

1857 - 1949

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Axel Martin Fredrik Munthe (31 October 1857 – 11 February 1949) was a Swedish-born medical doctor and psychiatrist, best known as the author of The Story of San Michele, an autobiographical account of his life and work. He spoke several languages (Swedish, English, French, Italian fluently, and German at least passably), grew up in Sweden, attended medical school there, then studied medicine in Paris and opened his first practice in France. He was married to a wealthy Englishwoman and spent most of his adult life in Italy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Axel Munthe has received more than 231,116 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Axel Munthe is the 77th most popular social activist (down from 62nd in 2019), the 93rd most popular biography from Sweden (down from 90th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Swedish Social Activist.

Axel Munthe is most famous for being a Swedish physician and writer. He was born in 1857 and died in 1949. Munthe is most famous for writing the autobiographical book "The Story of San Michele" which was published in 1932. In this book, Munthe describes his time spent as a doctor at a villa on the island of Capri, Italy.

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Among social activists, Axel Munthe ranks 77 out of 538Before him are Abimael Guzmán, Buenaventura Durruti, Betty Williams, Aleksandr Ulyanov, Annie Besant, and Thomas Cranmer. After him are Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Liu Xiaobo, Edmond James de Rothschild, Bugsy Siegel, Sakamoto Ryōma, and Gerald Durrell.

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Among people born in 1857, Axel Munthe ranks 23Before him are Alexander of Battenberg, Theo van Gogh, Thorstein Veblen, Ronald Ross, Julius Wagner-Jauregg, and Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia. After him are Andrija Mohorovičić, Paul Doumer, Antoni Grabowski, Lucien Lévy-Bruhl, Georg Michaelis, and Joseph Babinski. Among people deceased in 1949, Axel Munthe ranks 16Before him are James Ensor, Louis II, Prince of Monaco, Friedrich Bergius, Elton Mayo, August Krogh, and Victor Fleming. After him are Kim Jong-suk, Kim Koo, Sarojini Naidu, Klaus Mann, Nathuram Godse, and Fyodor Tolbukhin.

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Among people born in Sweden, Axel Munthe ranks 93 out of 1,612Before him are Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1700), Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland (1861), Stieg Larsson (1954), Verner von Heidenstam (1859), Ermanaric (400), and Hugo Theorell (1903). After him are Birger Jarl (1210), Anund Jacob (1008), Hannes Alfvén (1908), Hilma af Klint (1862), Olaus Magnus (1490), and Princess Birgitta of Sweden (1937).


Among social activists born in Sweden, Axel Munthe ranks 2Before him are Gustav I of Sweden (1496). After him are Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson (1390), Joe Hill (1879), Greta Thunberg (2003), Sophie Adlersparre (1823), and Katarina Taikon (1932).