Charles Nicolle

1866 - 1936

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Charles Jules Henri Nicolle (21 September 1866 Rouen – 28 February 1936 Tunis) was a French bacteriologist who received the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his identification of lice as the transmitter of epidemic typhus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Nicolle has received more than 76,648 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Charles Nicolle is the 102nd most popular physician (down from 87th in 2019), the 884th most popular biography from France (down from 714th in 2019) and the 14th most popular French Physician.

Charles Nicolle is most famous for his discovery of the cause of typhus.

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Among physicians, Charles Nicolle ranks 102 out of 509Before him are Eric Kandel, Arvid Carlsson, Friedrich Miescher, John Snow, Franz Joseph Gall, and John Langdon Down. After him are Albert Calmette, Ferid Murad, Werner Forssmann, Corneille Heymans, Ragnar Granit, and Giovanni Antonio Scopoli.

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Among people born in 1866, Charles Nicolle ranks 17Before him are Hans von Seeckt, Aby Warburg, Giovanni Agnelli, Ferruccio Busoni, Anne Sullivan, and Aleksandr Ulyanov. After him are Butch Cassidy, Jacinto Benavente, Léon Bakst, Ramsay MacDonald, Nathan Söderblom, and Lev Shestov. Among people deceased in 1936, Charles Nicolle ranks 34Before him are Andrija Mohorovičić, Anne Sullivan, Karl Pearson, Nikolai Ostrovsky, Elsa Einstein, and Henry Louis Le Chatelier. After him are Georg Michaelis, Julius Schreck, Bertha Pappenheim, Archduke Friedrich, Duke of Teschen, Heinrich Rickert, and Robert Michels.

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In France

Among people born in France, Charles Nicolle ranks 884 out of 5,234Before him are Hector Guimard (1867), Fulk, King of Jerusalem (1092), Ferdinand Cheval (1836), Henry Louis Le Chatelier (1850), Pierre Brice (1929), and Gnaeus Julius Agricola (40). After him are Christina of Lorraine (1565), René Coty (1882), Albert Calmette (1863), Edmond de Goncourt (1822), Gaston Doumergue (1863), and Robert Guérin (1876).

Among PHYSICIANS In France

Among physicians born in France, Charles Nicolle ranks 14Before him are Philippe Pinel (1745), René Laennec (1781), Karl Brandt (1904), Louis Auguste Blanqui (1805), Hilary of Poitiers (315), and Jean Nicot (1530). After him are Albert Calmette (1863), Marie François Xavier Bichat (1771), Guy de Chauliac (1300), Jean Dausset (1916), Jean Marc Gaspard Itard (1774), and Georges Gilles de la Tourette (1857).