Edmond Locard

1877 - 1966

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Dr. Edmond Locard (13 December 1877 – 4 May 1966) was a French criminologist, the pioneer in forensic science who became known as the "Sherlock Holmes of France". He formulated the basic principle of forensic science: "Every contact leaves a trace". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edmond Locard has received more than 194,298 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Edmond Locard is the 267th most popular physician (down from 259th in 2019), the 2,107th most popular biography from France (down from 1,956th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular French Physician.

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Among physicians, Edmond Locard ranks 267 out of 509Before him are Robert Darwin, Gavriil Ilizarov, Guillaume Dupuytren, William Cullen, Johann von Staupitz, and Jan Jesenius. After him are Norman Bethune, Vladimir Dal, Johann Conrad Dippel, Richard Wilhelm, Leon Pinsker, and Friedrich Hoffmann.

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Among people born in 1877, Edmond Locard ranks 53Before him are Charles Rolls, Alben W. Barkley, James Montgomery Flagg, Herbert Pitman, Ananda Coomaraswamy, and Wilhelm Adam. After him are Chaim Rumkowski, Oscar Milosz, Pavel Bermondt-Avalov, Henri Breuil, Erik Scavenius, and Vladimir Minorsky. Among people deceased in 1966, Edmond Locard ranks 67Before him are Bud Powell, Margaret Sanger, Marguerite Long, Yasuji Okamura, Victor Brauner, and Fritz Wunderlich. After him are Hermann Scherchen, Wieland Wagner, Charles Whitman, Homi J. Bhabha, Bai Chongxi, and Elena Stasova.

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In France

Among people born in France, Edmond Locard ranks 2,107 out of 5,234Before him are Julien Benda (1867), Margaret of Foix (1453), Maurice Papon (1910), Chilperic of Aquitaine (600), Lambert Wilson (1958), and Renée Simonot (1911). After him are Marc Augé (1935), Guillaume Le Gentil (1725), Philip I, Count of Savoy (1207), Sophie Gengembre Anderson (1823), Adhémar Jean Claude Barré de Saint-Venant (1797), and Sébastien Érard (1752).

Among PHYSICIANS In France

Among physicians born in France, Edmond Locard ranks 32Before him are Jean-Étienne Dominique Esquirol (1772), Marcel Petiot (1897), Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis (1757), François Magendie (1783), Duchenne de Boulogne (1806), and Guillaume Dupuytren (1777). After him are Michel-Gabriel Paccard (1757), Pierre Paul Émile Roux (1853), Antoine Louis (1723), Louis de Jaucourt (1704), Ernest Duchesne (1874), and Jean-Pierre Abel-Rémusat (1788).