David Bruce

1855 - 1931

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Major-General Sir David Bruce (29 May 1855 – 27 November 1931) was an Australian-born British pathologist and microbiologist who made some of the key contributions in tropical medicine. In 1887, he discovered a bacterium, now called Brucella, that caused what was known as Malta fever. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Bruce has received more than 21,306 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). David Bruce is the 258th most popular biologist (up from 270th in 2019), the 62nd most popular biography from Australia (down from 58th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Australian Biologist.

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Among biologists, David Bruce ranks 258 out of 844Before him are Karl Möbius, Lorenz Oken, René Louiche Desfontaines, Charles Chamberland, Salim Ali, and Takenoshin Nakai. After him are Ludwig Reichenbach, Waldemar Haffkine, Johann Friedrich von Brandt, Wilder Penfield, Francisco Varela, and Otto Friedrich Müller.

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Among people born in 1855, David Bruce ranks 29Before him are Axel Paulsen, Edwin Hall, Eduard Meyer, King C. Gillette, Evelyn De Morgan, and Guido Adler. After him are Vsevolod Garshin, Narayana Guru, Giovanni Pascoli, Xu Shichang, Christian Bohr, and Paul Émile Appell. Among people deceased in 1931, David Bruce ranks 47Before him are Melvil Dewey, Archduke Leopold Salvator of Austria, Antonio Salandra, Eugene de Blaas, Princess Isabella of Croÿ, and Salvatore Maranzano. After him are Motilal Nehru, Louise, Princess Royal, Nellie Melba, Frederick Augustus II, Grand Duke of Oldenburg, Auguste Forel, and Lujo Brentano.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, David Bruce ranks 62 out of 790Before him are Macfarlane Burnet (1899), Michael Hutchence (1960), John Newcombe (1944), Rhonda Byrne (1945), Ken Rosewall (1934), and Peter Norman (1942). After him are Diane Cilento (1933), Morris West (1916), John Howard (1939), Nellie Melba (1861), David Wenham (1965), and Cassandra Harris (1948).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Australia

Among biologists born in Australia, David Bruce ranks 3Before him are Elizabeth Blackburn (1948) and Macfarlane Burnet (1899). After him are Robert May, Baron May of Oxford (1936).