Edward Jenner

1749 - 1823

Edward Jenner

Edward Jenner, (17 May 1749 – 26 January 1823) was an English physician and scientist who pioneered the concept of vaccines including creating the smallpox vaccine, the world's first vaccine. The terms vaccine and vaccination are derived from Variolae vaccinae (smallpox of the cow), the term devised by Jenner to denote cowpox. He used it in 1798 in the long title of his Inquiry into the Variolae vaccinae known as the Cow Pox, in which he described the protective effect of cowpox against smallpox.Jenner is often called "the father of immunology", and his work is said to have "saved more lives than the work of any other human". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Jenner has received more than 2,193,569 page views. His biography is available in 91 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 12th most popular physician.

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Among physicians, Edward Jenner ranks 11 out of 438Before him are Josef Mengele, Willem Einthoven, L. L. Zamenhof, Basil of Caesarea, Robert Koch, and Albert Schweitzer. After him are Andreas Vesalius, Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi, William Harvey, Cyril of Alexandria, Alois Alzheimer, and Cesare Lombroso.

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Among people born in 1749, Edward Jenner ranks 3Before him are Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Pierre-Simon Laplace. After him are Christian VII of Denmark, Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau, Nicolas Appert, Domenico Cimarosa, Lorenzo Da Ponte, Yolande de Polastron, Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe, Abraham Gottlob Werner, and Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre. Among people deceased in 1823, Edward Jenner ranks 3Before him are David Ricardo and Pope Pius VII. After him are Louis-Nicolas Davout, Lazare Carnot, Ann Radcliffe, Jacques Charles, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, André-Jacques Garnerin, Abraham-Louis Breguet, Edmund Cartwright, and Charles François Dumouriez.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward Jenner ranks 62 out of 5,347Before him are Alfred the Great (849), John Stuart Mill (1806), Virginia Woolf (1882), Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900), Thomas Robert Malthus (1766), and J. M. W. Turner (1775). After him are Elizabeth Taylor (1932), Ragnar Lodbrok (null), John Dee (1527), William of Ockham (1285), Harold Harefoot (1016), and Paul McCartney (1942).

Among PHYSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among physicians born in United Kingdom, Edward Jenner ranks 1After him are William Harvey (1578), James Parkinson (1755), Robert Edwards (1925), Joseph Lister (1827), John Langdon Down (1828), Edgar Adrian (1889), Niels Kaj Jerne (1911), Alan Hodgkin (1914), Hans Sloane (1660), Elizabeth Blackwell (1821), and John Snow (1813).