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 473,777 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia. Claude Bernard is the 36th most popular physician (down from 29th in 2019), the 393rd most popular biography from France (down from 367th in 2019) and the 5th most popular 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 36 out of 502Before him are Georgius Agricola, Al-Zahrawi, Emil von Behring, António Egas Moniz, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, and Samuel Hahnemann. After him are Frederick Banting, Aribert Heim, Ambroise Paré, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Marcello Malpighi, and Emil Kraepelin.

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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, Georg Büchner, John Snow, Henry Bessemer, Petar II Petrović-Njegoš, Charles-Valentin Alkan, 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, Ernst Heinrich Weber, and Mirza Fatali Akhundov.

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In France

Among people born in France, Claude Bernard ranks 393 out of 6,011Before 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). After him are Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot (1725), Pierre Bayle (1647), Eugène François Vidocq (1775), Paul Éluard (1895), Gaspard Monge (1746), and Anouk Aimée (1932).

Among PHYSICIANS In France

Among physicians born in France, Claude Bernard ranks 5Before him are Albert Schweitzer (1875), Joseph-Ignace Guillotin (1738), Alexis Carrel (1873), and Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran (1845). After him are Ambroise Paré (1510), Karl Brandt (1904), Jean-Martin Charcot (1825), Hilary of Poitiers (315), Philippe Pinel (1745), René Laennec (1781), and Jean Nicot (1530).