Camillo Golgi

1843 - 1926

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Camillo Golgi (Italian: [kaˈmillo ˈɡɔldʒi]; 7 July 1843 – 21 January 1926) was an Italian biologist and pathologist known for his works on the central nervous system. He studied medicine at the University of Pavia (where he later spent most of his professional career) between 1860 and 1868 under the tutelage of Cesare Lombroso. Inspired by pathologist Giulio Bizzozero, he pursued research in the nervous system. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Camillo Golgi has received more than 471,447 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Camillo Golgi is the 26th most popular physician, the 388th most popular biography from Italy (down from 377th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Italian Physician.

Camillo Golgi is most famous for his discovery of the Golgi apparatus. The Golgi apparatus is a part of the cell that sorts and packages proteins and other molecules.

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Among physicians, Camillo Golgi ranks 26 out of 726Before him are Nestorius, Pedanius Dioscorides, Georgius Agricola, Li Ching-Yuen, Rudolf Virchow, and Emil von Behring. After him are Claude Bernard, Paul Ehrlich, Willem Einthoven, António Egas Moniz, Allvar Gullstrand, and Jean-Martin Charcot.

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Among people born in 1843, Camillo Golgi ranks 7Before him are Robert Koch, Edvard Grieg, Charles Albert Gobat, Bertha von Suttner, Frederick VIII of Denmark, and Princess Alice of the United Kingdom. After him are Louis Renault, Henry James, William McKinley, Gabriel Tarde, Elisabeth of Wied, and Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria. Among people deceased in 1926, Camillo Golgi ranks 11Before him are Harry Houdini, Emperor Taishō, Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Mary Cassatt, Felix Dzerzhinsky, and Heike Kamerlingh Onnes. After him are Sunjong of Korea, Symon Petliura, Emil Kraepelin, Louise of Sweden, Rudolph Valentino, and Aleksei Brusilov.

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Among people born in Italy, Camillo Golgi ranks 388 out of 5,161Before him are Marcus Terentius Varro (-116), Nero Claudius Drusus (-38), Cato the Younger (-95), Cesare Maldini (1932), Tiberius Gracchus (-163), and Nino Rota (1911). After him are Pope John I (470), Pope Stephen I (200), Gianni Versace (1946), Pope Liberius (310), Pope Marinus II (932), and Pope John II (470).


Among physicians born in Italy, Camillo Golgi ranks 3Before him are Florence Nightingale (1820), and Cesare Lombroso (1835). After him are Marcello Malpighi (1628), Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909), Francesco Redi (1626), Giovanni Alfonso Borelli (1608), Peter Damian (1007), Giovanni Antonio Scopoli (1723), Bernardino of Siena (1380), Trota of Salerno (1001), and Andrea Cesalpino (1519).