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Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran

1845 - 1922

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Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran (18 June 1845 – 18 May 1922) was a French physician who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1907 for his discoveries of parasitic protozoans as causative agents of infectious diseases such as malaria and trypanosomiasis. Following his father, Louis Théodore Laveran, he took up military medicine as his profession. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran has received more than 138,472 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran is the 34th most popular physician (up from 35th in 2019), the 386th most popular biography from France (up from 411th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Physician.

Laveran is most famous for his discovery of the malaria parasite.

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Among PHYSICIANS

Among physicians, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran ranks 34 out of 502Before him are Willem Einthoven, Alexis Carrel, Georgius Agricola, Al-Zahrawi, Emil von Behring, and António Egas Moniz. After him are Samuel Hahnemann, Claude Bernard, Frederick Banting, Aribert Heim, Ambroise Paré, and Santiago Ramón y Cajal.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1845, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran ranks 11Before him are George I of Greece, Gabriel Fauré, Gabriel Lippmann, Carl Spitteler, Amadeo I of Spain, and Élie Metchnikoff. After him are Ludwig III of Bavaria, Abai Qunanbaiuly, Paul Vidal de La Blache, Edmond James de Rothschild, Nikola Pašić, and George Darwin. Among people deceased in 1922, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran ranks 7Before him are Alexander Graham Bell, Marcel Proust, Charles I of Austria, Pope Benedict XV, Enver Pasha, and Erich von Falkenhayn. After him are Fredrik Bajer, Djemal Pasha, Ernest Shackleton, Hermann Rorschach, Albert I, Prince of Monaco, and Eliezer Ben-Yehuda.

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In France

Among people born in France, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran ranks 386 out of 6,011Before him are Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark (1934), Adolphe Thiers (1797), Odilon Redon (1840), Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban (1633), Dagobert I (611), and Fernandel (1903). After him are Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1645), Philip the Bold (1342), Robert Delaunay (1885), Louis-Nicolas Davout (1770), Ernest Renan (1823), and Stephen, King of England (1095).

Among PHYSICIANS In France

Among physicians born in France, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran ranks 4Before him are Albert Schweitzer (1875), Joseph-Ignace Guillotin (1738), and Alexis Carrel (1873). After him are Claude Bernard (1813), Ambroise Paré (1510), Karl Brandt (1904), Jean-Martin Charcot (1825), Hilary of Poitiers (315), Philippe Pinel (1745), René Laennec (1781), and Jean Nicot (1530).