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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 417,079 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Camillo Golgi is the 26th most popular physician (up from 30th in 2019), the 378th most popular biography from Italy (up from 430th 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 502Before him are Nestorius, Pedanius Dioscorides, Jacques Rogge, Rudolf Virchow, Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, and Polycarp. After him are Paul Ehrlich, Willem Einthoven, Alexis Carrel, Georgius Agricola, Al-Zahrawi, and Emil von Behring.

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Among people born in 1843, Camillo Golgi ranks 6Before him are Robert Koch, Edvard Grieg, Charles Albert Gobat, Bertha von Suttner, and Princess Alice of the United Kingdom. After him are Frederick VIII of Denmark, Louis Renault, Henry James, William McKinley, Gabriel Tarde, and Elisabeth of Wied. Among people deceased in 1926, Camillo Golgi ranks 10Before him are Rainer Maria Rilke, Harry Houdini, Emperor Taishō, Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, and Felix Dzerzhinsky. After him are Mary Cassatt, Emil Kraepelin, Sunjong of Korea, Gertrude Bell, Rudolph Valentino, and Symon Petliura.

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Among people born in Italy, Camillo Golgi ranks 378 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Felix III (440), Pietro Badoglio (1871), Pope Alexander IV (1200), Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655), Pope Marinus I (830), and Cato the Younger (-95). After him are Bronzino (1503), Annibale Carracci (1560), Pope Pelagius II (520), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus (-89), Pope Anacletus (1), and Vittorio De Sica (1901).


Among physicians born in Italy, Camillo Golgi ranks 3Before him are Florence Nightingale (1820) and Cesare Lombroso (1835). After him are Marcello Malpighi (1628), Francesco Redi (1626), Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909), Bernardino of Siena (1380), Peter Damian (1007), Giovanni Alfonso Borelli (1608), Giovanni Antonio Scopoli (1723), Giovanni Battista Morgagni (1682), and Pietro Andrea Mattioli (1501).