Claude Bernard

1813 - 1878

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Claude Bernard (French: [bɛʁnaʁ]; 12 July 1813 – 10 February 1878) was a French physiologist. Historian I. Bernard Cohen of Harvard University called Bernard "one of the greatest of all men of science". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Claude Bernard has received more than 580,026 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Claude Bernard is the 27th most popular physician (up from 37th in 2019), the 342nd most popular biography from France (up from 393rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular French Physician.

Claude Bernard was a French physiologist who is most famous for his work in the field of experimental physiology. His work with the pancreas led to the discovery of the role of the pancreas in digestion.

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Among physicians, Claude Bernard ranks 27 out of 726Before him are Pedanius Dioscorides, Georgius Agricola, Li Ching-Yuen, Rudolf Virchow, Emil von Behring, and Camillo Golgi. After him are Paul Ehrlich, Willem Einthoven, António Egas Moniz, Allvar Gullstrand, Jean-Martin Charcot, and Qa'a.

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Among people born in 1813, Claude Bernard ranks 5Before him are Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Søren Kierkegaard, and David Livingstone. After him are Ivar Aasen, Petar II Petrović-Njegoš, Georg Büchner, Henry Bessemer, Charles-Valentin Alkan, John Snow, and Franz Miklosich. Among people deceased in 1878, Claude Bernard ranks 5Before him are Pope Pius IX, Victor Emmanuel II of Italy, Archduke Franz Karl of Austria, and Princess Alice of the United Kingdom. After him are Joseph Henry, Julius von Mayer, Charles-François Daubigny, Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies, George V of Hanover, Alfonso Ferrero La Marmora, and Mirza Fatali Akhundov.

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In France

Among people born in France, Claude Bernard ranks 342 out of 6,770Before him are Pierre Beaumarchais (1732), Chrétien de Troyes (1135), Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan (1640), Robert I, Duke of Normandy (1010), Charles Messier (1730), and Louis de Broglie (1892). After him are John the Fearless (1371), Raymond Kopa (1931), Fernand Braudel (1902), Paul Barras (1755), Antonin Artaud (1896), and Françoise Sagan (1935).

Among PHYSICIANS In France

Among physicians born in France, Claude Bernard ranks 3Before him are Albert Schweitzer (1875), and Joseph-Ignace Guillotin (1738). After him are Jean-Martin Charcot (1825), Alexis Carrel (1873), Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran (1845), Ambroise Paré (1510), Hilary of Poitiers (315), René Laennec (1781), Philippe Pinel (1745), Karl Brandt (1904), and Louis Auguste Blanqui (1805).