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Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

1926 - 2004

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Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (July 8, 1926 – August 24, 2004) was a Swiss-American psychiatrist, a pioneer in near-death studies, and author of the internationally best-selling book, On Death and Dying (1969), where she first discussed her theory of the five stages of grief, also known as the "Kübler-Ross model".Kübler-Ross was a 2007 inductee into the National Women's Hall of Fame, was named by Time as one of the "100 Most Important Thinkers" of the 20th century and was the recipient of nineteen honorary degrees. By July 1982, Kübler-Ross had taught 125,000 students in death and dying courses in colleges, seminaries, medical schools, hospitals, and social-work institutions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross has received more than 1,260,640 page views. Her biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Elisabeth Kübler-Ross is the 44th most popular physician (down from 28th in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 24th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Swiss Physician.

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross is most famous for her five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.

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Among physicians, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross ranks 44 out of 502Before her are Aribert Heim, Ambroise Paré, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Marcello Malpighi, Emil Kraepelin, and Otto Heinrich Warburg. After her are Franz Mesmer, Allvar Gullstrand, Christiaan Barnard, Francesco Redi, Karl Brandt, and Jean-Martin Charcot.

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Among people born in 1926, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross ranks 19Before her are Svetlana Alliluyeva, Klaus Kinski, Andrzej Wajda, Thích Nhất Hạnh, Chuck Berry, and René Goscinny. After her are Hugh Hefner, Paul Bocuse, Prince Claus of the Netherlands, John Coltrane, Allen Ginsberg, and Harper Lee. Among people deceased in 2004, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross ranks 14Before her are Christopher Reeve, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Françoise Sagan, Czesław Miłosz, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, and Susan Sontag. After her are Peter Ustinov, Ahmed Yassin, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, Akhmad Kadyrov, and Maurice Wilkins.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross ranks 29 out of 876Before her are Bruno Ganz (1941), Élie Ducommun (1833), Arnold Böcklin (1827), Jacob Burckhardt (1818), Conrad Gessner (1516), and Charles Édouard Guillaume (1861). After her are Erich von Däniken (1935), Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921), Jacques Necker (1732), Jacob Bernoulli (1654), Adelaide of Italy (931), and Karl Barth (1886).

Among PHYSICIANS In Switzerland

Among physicians born in Switzerland, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross ranks 2Before her are Paracelsus (1493). After her are Eugen Bleuler (1857), Emil Theodor Kocher (1841), Friedrich Miescher (1844), Walter Rudolf Hess (1881), Alexandre Yersin (1863), Albrecht von Haller (1708), Rolf M. Zinkernagel (1944), Maximilian Bircher-Benner (1867), Adolf Meyer (1866), and Heinrich Rudolf Schinz (1777).