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, she was named by Time (magazine) as one of the "100 Most Important Thinkers" of the 20th Century and she was the recipient of nineteen honorary degrees. By July 1982, Kübler-Ross 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 816,006 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Elisabeth Kübler-Ross is the 28th most popular physician (up from 40th in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 25th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Swiss Physician.

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Among physicians, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross ranks 28 out of 509. Before her are Michael Servetus, Rudolf Virchow, Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, Franz Mesmer, Georgius Agricola, and Polycarp. After her are Claude Bernard, Camillo Golgi, Al-Zahrawi, Paul Ehrlich, Willem Einthoven, and Alexis Carrel.

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Among people born in 1926, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross ranks 18Before her are Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, Miles Davis, René Goscinny, Klaus Kinski, Hugh Hefner, and Andrzej Wajda. After her are Jerry Lewis, Svetlana Alliluyeva, Paul Bocuse, Prince Claus of the Netherlands, John Coltrane, and Allen Ginsberg. Among people deceased in 2004, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross ranks 10Before her are Jacques Derrida, Ray Charles, Juliana of the Netherlands, Francis Crick, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Peter Ustinov. After her are Czesław Miłosz, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, Françoise Sagan, Janet Leigh, Christopher Reeve, and Ahmed Yassin.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross ranks 24 out of 749. Before her are Johann Bernoulli (1667), Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1945), Bruno Ganz (1941), Carl Spitteler (1845), Jacob Burckhardt (1818), and Arnold Böcklin (1827). After her are Albert I of Germany (1255), Jacques Necker (1732), Erich von Däniken (1935), Charles Édouard Guillaume (1861), Conrad Gessner (1516), and Benjamin Constant (1767).

Among PHYSICIANS In Switzerland

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