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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 112,901 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Daniel Bovet is the 71st most popular biologist (up from 81st in 2019), the 75th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 79th 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 71 out of 841Before him are John Franklin Enders, Lynn Margulis, Irwin Rose, Jules A. Hoffmann, Roger Guillemin, and Dmitri Ivanovsky. After him are Philip Miller, Tomas Lindahl, Julian Huxley, Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, Ulisse Aldrovandi, and Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire.

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Among people born in 1907, Daniel Bovet ranks 41Before him are Burgess Meredith, Otto Ohlendorf, Konstantinos Karamanlis, Giovanna of Italy, Compay Segundo, and Erich Mielke. After him are Barbara Stanwyck, Pujie, Lucien Laurent, Varlam Shalamov, Lee Miller, and Henri-Georges Clouzot. Among people deceased in 1992, Daniel Bovet ranks 29Before him are Félix Guattari, Ernst Happel, Samuel Reshevsky, Karl Carstens, Algirdas Julien Greimas, and Peyo. After him are Paolo Borsellino, John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, Günther Anders, H. L. A. Hart, Kaysone Phomvihane, and David Bohm.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Daniel Bovet ranks 75 out of 876Before him are Peter Zumthor (1943), Richard R. Ernst (1933), Siegfried Wagner (1869), Domenico Fontana (1543), Lys Assia (1924), and Félix Vallotton (1865). After him are Niklaus Wirth (1934), K. Alex Müller (1927), Alejo Carpentier (1904), Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741), Heinrich Wölfflin (1864), and Mario Botta (1943).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Switzerland

Among biologists born in Switzerland, Daniel Bovet ranks 2Before him are Conrad Gessner (1516). After him are Werner Arber (1929), Augustin Pyramus de Candolle (1778), Gaspard Bauhin (1560), Charles Bonnet (1720), Albert von Kölliker (1817), Josias Braun-Blanquet (1884), Jakob Friedrich Ehrhart (1742), Johann Bauhin (1541), Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810), and Carl Nägeli (1817).