Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

1926 - 2004

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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 751,575 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 41st most popular physician.

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Among physicians, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross ranks 40 out of 438Before her are Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, Camillo Golgi, François Duvalier, Niels Ryberg Finsen, Polycarp, and Ambroise Paré. After her are René Laennec, Georgios Papanikolaou, Christiaan Barnard, Hua Tuo, Hans Asperger, and Al-Zahrawi.

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Among people born in 1926, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross ranks 19Before her are Dario Fo, Andrzej Wajda, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, René Goscinny, Klaus Kinski, and Svetlana Alliluyeva. After her are Paul Bocuse, Hugh Hefner, John Coltrane, Allen Ginsberg, Prince Claus of the Netherlands, and Ben Roy Mottelson. Among people deceased in 2004, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross ranks 12Before her are Juliana of the Netherlands, Francis Crick, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Françoise Sagan, Czesław Miłosz, and Peter Ustinov. After her are Ahmed Yassin, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, Janet Leigh, Susan Sontag, and Stieg Larsson.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross ranks 25 out of 540Before her are Charles Édouard Guillaume (1861), Albert I of Germany (1255), Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1945), Jacob Burckhardt (1818), Arnold Böcklin (1827), and Erich von Däniken (1935). After her are Conrad Gessner (1516), Benjamin Constant (1767), Karl Barth (1886), Jacob Bernoulli (1654), Jacques Necker (1732), and Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921).

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), Walter Rudolf Hess (1881), Alexandre Yersin (1863), Friedrich Miescher (1844), Albrecht von Haller (1708), Rolf M. Zinkernagel (1944), Maximilian Bircher-Benner (1867), Thomas Erastus (1524), and Heinrich Rudolf Schinz (1777).