Daniel Bovet

1907 - 1992

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Daniel Bovet (23 March 1907 – 8 April 1992) was a Swiss-born Italian pharmacologist who won the 1957 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of drugs that block the actions of specific neurotransmitters. He is best known for his discovery in 1937 of antihistamines, which block the neurotransmitter histamine and are used in allergy medication. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Daniel Bovet has received more than 123,371 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Daniel Bovet is the 58th most popular biologist (up from 75th in 2019), the 61st most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 75th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Swiss Biologist.

Daniel Bovet is most famous for his invention of an anti-cholera serum.

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Among biologists, Daniel Bovet ranks 58 out of 1,097Before him are Albert Claude, Jean-Henri Fabre, François Jacob, Sylvia Earle, Hugo de Vries, and Nikolaas Tinbergen. After him are John Edward Gray, Nikolai Vavilov, George Beadle, Adelbert von Chamisso, Trofim Lysenko, and Irwin Rose.

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Among people born in 1907, Daniel Bovet ranks 31Before him are Fred Zinnemann, John Bowlby, Horst Wessel, Nikolaas Tinbergen, Sister Lúcia, and François Duvalier. After him are Daphne du Maurier, Otto Ohlendorf, Hans Selye, Burgess Meredith, Giovanna of Italy, and Maurice Blanchot. Among people deceased in 1992, Daniel Bovet ranks 22Before him are Benny Hill, Anthony Perkins, Ernst Happel, Li Xiannian, Satyajit Ray, and Paolo Borsellino. After him are Jan Oort, Peyo, Aribert Heim, David Bohm, Félix Guattari, and Algirdas Julien Greimas.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Daniel Bovet ranks 61 out of 1,015Before him are Gabriel Cramer (1704), Albert I of Germany (1255), Michel Mayor (1942), Aga Khan IV (1936), Paul Hermann Müller (1899), and H. R. Giger (1940). After him are Emil Jannings (1884), Walter Rudolf Hess (1881), Hans Küng (1928), Siegfried Wagner (1869), Ferdinand Hodler (1853), and Richard R. Ernst (1933).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Switzerland

Among biologists born in Switzerland, Daniel Bovet ranks 2Before him are Conrad Gessner (1516). After him are Augustin Pyramus de Candolle (1778), Werner Arber (1929), Louis Agassiz (1807), Gaspard Bauhin (1560), Charles Bonnet (1720), Alexander Agassiz (1835), Albert von Kölliker (1817), Jakob Friedrich Ehrhart (1742), Carl Nägeli (1817), and Josias Braun-Blanquet (1884).