Charles Richet

1850 - 1935

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Professor Charles Robert Richet (25 August 1850 – 4 December 1935) was a French physiologist at the Collège de France known for his pioneering work in immunology. In 1913, he won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "in recognition of his work on anaphylaxis". Richet devoted many years to the study of paranormal and spiritualist phenomena, coining the term "ectoplasm". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Richet has received more than 144,998 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Charles Richet is the 31st most popular biologist (down from 29th in 2019), the 496th most popular biography from France (down from 477th in 2019) and the 4th most popular French Biologist.

Charles Richet is most famous for his research on anaphylaxis, which is a sudden and severe allergic reaction to a substance.

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Among biologists, Charles Richet ranks 31 out of 844Before him are Conrad Gessner, Rachel Carson, Karl von Frisch, Yoshinori Ohsumi, Dian Fossey, and Lazzaro Spallanzani. After him are Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, Jules Bordet, Karl Ernst von Baer, Barbara McClintock, Nikolaas Tinbergen, and Richard Owen.

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Among people born in 1850, Charles Richet ranks 10Before him are Edward Smith, Karl Ferdinand Braun, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Sofia Kovalevskaya, Eduard Bernstein, and Hermann Ebbinghaus. After him are Mihai Eminescu, Pierre Loti, Henry Louis Le Chatelier, Oliver Heaviside, Luigi Cadorna, and Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn. Among people deceased in 1935, Charles Richet ranks 15Before him are Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Arthur Henderson, Astrid of Sweden, Auguste Escoffier, André Citroën, and Carlos Gardel. After him are Henri Barbusse, Paul Dukas, Victor Grignard, Hugo de Vries, Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin, and Max Liebermann.

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In France

Among people born in France, Charles Richet ranks 496 out of 5,234Before him are Alfred de Musset (1810), Marius Petipa (1818), William Wyler (1902), Pérotin (1160), Claude Chabrol (1930), and Maurice de Vlaminck (1876). After him are Fernandel (1903), Stephen, King of England (1095), Jacques Le Goff (1924), Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1636), Gustave Caillebotte (1848), and Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707).

Among BIOLOGISTS In France

Among biologists born in France, Charles Richet ranks 4Before him are Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744), Luc Montagnier (1932), and Georges Cuvier (1769). After him are Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707), Jean-Henri Fabre (1823), René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683), Adelbert von Chamisso (1781), François Jacob (1920), Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1772), Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (1947), and André Michel Lwoff (1902).