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". Among many other accomplishments, he was one of the first to suggest the use of a blinded experiment to ensure the objectivity of scientific observations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Claude Bernard has received more than 427,502 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Claude Bernard is the 29th most popular physician (up from 31st in 2019), the 368th most popular biography from France (down from 360th in 2019) and the 4th 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 29 out of 509Before him are Rudolf Virchow, Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, Franz Mesmer, Georgius Agricola, Polycarp, and Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. After him are Camillo Golgi, Al-Zahrawi, Paul Ehrlich, Willem Einthoven, Alexis Carrel, and Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran.

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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 Georg Büchner, Henry Bessemer, John Snow, Charles-Valentin Alkan, Petar II Petrović-Njegoš, Ivar Aasen, and Franz Miklosich. Among people deceased in 1878, Claude Bernard ranks 4Before him are Pope Pius IX, Victor Emmanuel II of Italy, and Archduke Franz Karl of Austria. After him are Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, Joseph Henry, Julius von Mayer, Charles-François Daubigny, Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies, George V of Hanover, Ernst Heinrich Weber, and Antoine César Becquerel.

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In France

Among people born in France, Claude Bernard ranks 368 out of 5,234Before him are Yves Klein (1928), Gregory of Tours (538), Pope Innocent V (1225), Theodor Eicke (1892), Anouk Aimée (1932), and Jeanne d'Albret (1528). After him are Pierre Bayle (1647), Baldwin I of Jerusalem (1058), Julien Offray de La Mettrie (1709), Marin Mersenne (1588), Jean-Baptiste Say (1767), and Philip the Bold (1342).

Among PHYSICIANS In France

Among physicians born in France, Claude Bernard ranks 4Before him are Albert Schweitzer (1875), Jean-Martin Charcot (1825), and Joseph-Ignace Guillotin (1738). After him are Alexis Carrel (1873), Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran (1845), Ambroise Paré (1510), Philippe Pinel (1745), René Laennec (1781), Karl Brandt (1904), Louis Auguste Blanqui (1805), and Hilary of Poitiers (315).