Carlo Urbani

1956 - 2003

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Carlo Urbani (Italian: [ˈkarlo urˈbaːni] (listen); 19 October 1956 – 29 March 2003) was an Italian physician and microbiologist and the first to identify severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) as probably a new and dangerously contagious viral disease, and his early warning to the World Health Organization (WHO) triggered a swift and global response credited with saving numerous lives. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carlo Urbani has received more than 598,932 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Carlo Urbani is the 226th most popular physician (up from 431st in 2019), the 1,602nd most popular biography from Italy (up from 2,978th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Italian Physician.

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Among physicians, Carlo Urbani ranks 226 out of 509Before him are John Hunter, Ludwig Guttmann, Trota of Salerno, Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis, Gerard van Swieten, and Paul of Aegina. After him are Eduard Bloch, Henry Gray, Hans Sloane, François Magendie, Thomas Hodgkin, and Edward Bach.

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Among people born in 1956, Carlo Urbani ranks 49Before him are David Caruso, John Lydon, Imelda Staunton, Park Won-soon, Patricia Cornwell, and Dave Murray. After him are Michael Biehn, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Amado Carrillo Fuentes, Bakir Izetbegović, Michele Alboreto, and Sela Ward. Among people deceased in 2003, Carlo Urbani ranks 62Before him are Waichiro Omura, Walt Whitman Rostow, Georg Henrik von Wright, Valentin Pavlov, Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza, and Anna Lindh. After him are Moktar Ould Daddah, Monique Wittig, Elem Klimov, David Hemmings, Ilan Ramon, and Uday Hussein.

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Among people born in Italy, Carlo Urbani ranks 1,602 out of 4,088Before him are Alessandro Costacurta (1966), Ansprand (657), Amadeus II, Count of Savoy (1050), Vincent Pallotti (1795), Antonio Cesti (1623), and Dino Grandi (1895). After him are Angelo Schiavio (1905), Remo Giazotto (1910), Philip I, Prince of Taranto (1278), Alfredo Casella (1883), Ludovico III Gonzaga, Marquis of Mantua (1412), and Jacopo Amigoni (1682).


Among physicians born in Italy, Carlo Urbani ranks 17Before him are Pietro Andrea Mattioli (1501), Andrea Cesalpino (1519), Giovanni Battista Morgagni (1682), Bernardino Ramazzini (1633), Hieronymus Fabricius (1533), and Trota of Salerno (1001). After him are Filippo Pacini (1812), Realdo Colombo (1516), Mondino de Luzzi (1275), Antonio Maria Valsalva (1666), Alessandro Achillini (1463), and Giorgio Biandrata (1515).