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 346,076 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Camillo Golgi is the 30th most popular physician (up from 35th in 2019), the 430th most popular biography from Italy (down from 423rd 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 30 out of 509Before him are Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, Franz Mesmer, Georgius Agricola, Polycarp, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, and Claude Bernard. After him are Al-Zahrawi, Paul Ehrlich, Willem Einthoven, Alexis Carrel, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, and Emil Kraepelin.

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Among people born in 1843, Camillo Golgi ranks 5Before him are Edvard Grieg, Robert Koch, Bertha von Suttner, and Frederick VIII of Denmark. After him are Henry James, Louis Renault, Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, Charles Albert Gobat, William McKinley, Gabriel Tarde, and Elisabeth of Wied. Among people deceased in 1926, Camillo Golgi ranks 10Before him are Mehmed VI, Harry Houdini, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Emperor Taishō, Felix Dzerzhinsky, and Rudolf Christoph Eucken. After him are Gertrude Bell, Rudolph Valentino, Mary Cassatt, Emil Kraepelin, Aleksei Brusilov, and Sunjong of Korea.

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Among people born in Italy, Camillo Golgi ranks 430 out of 4,088Before him are Pietro Badoglio (1871), Carlo Gesualdo (1566), Cassiodorus (487), Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus (-300), Pope Sixtus III (390), and Pope Conon (630). After him are Pope Nicholas IV (1227), Lorenzo Valla (1407), Pope Victor III (1027), Pope Simplicius (420), Pierre Cardin (1922), and Pope Sergius I (650).


Among physicians born in Italy, Camillo Golgi ranks 3Before him are Florence Nightingale (1820) and Cesare Lombroso (1835). After him are Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909), Marcello Malpighi (1628), Francesco Redi (1626), Bernardino of Siena (1380), Giovanni Alfonso Borelli (1608), Giovanni Antonio Scopoli (1723), Peter Damian (1007), Pietro Andrea Mattioli (1501), and Andrea Cesalpino (1519).