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Emil Kraepelin

1856 - 1926

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Emil Wilhelm Georg Magnus Kraepelin (; German: [ˈeːmiːl 'kʁɛːpəliːn]; 15 February 1856 – 7 October 1926) was a German psychiatrist. H. J. Eysenck's Encyclopedia of Psychology identifies him as the founder of modern scientific psychiatry, psychopharmacology and psychiatric genetics. Kraepelin believed the chief origin of psychiatric disease to be biological and genetic malfunction. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emil Kraepelin has received more than 451,007 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Emil Kraepelin is the 42nd most popular physician (down from 36th in 2019), the 328th most popular biography from Germany (down from 317th in 2019) and the 6th most popular German Physician.

Emil Kraepelin is most famous for his work in psychiatry and his contributions to the classification of mental disorders. He was one of the first psychiatrists to distinguish between dementia praecox (schizophrenia) and manic-depressive insanity (bipolar disorder).

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Among physicians, Emil Kraepelin ranks 42 out of 502Before him are Claude Bernard, Frederick Banting, Aribert Heim, Ambroise Paré, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, and Marcello Malpighi. After him are Otto Heinrich Warburg, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Franz Mesmer, Allvar Gullstrand, Christiaan Barnard, and Francesco Redi.

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Among people born in 1856, Emil Kraepelin ranks 12Before him are J. J. Thomson, Frederick Winslow Taylor, Louis Sullivan, Archduchess Gisela of Austria, Robert Peary, and Napoléon, Prince Imperial. After him are Georgi Plekhanov, Tongzhi Emperor, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, Ivan Franko, and Svetozar Boroević. Among people deceased in 1926, Emil Kraepelin ranks 12Before him are Emperor Taishō, Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Camillo Golgi, and Mary Cassatt. After him are Sunjong of Korea, Gertrude Bell, Rudolph Valentino, Symon Petliura, Aleksei Brusilov, and Louise of Sweden.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Emil Kraepelin ranks 328 out of 6,142Before him are Hermann Fegelein (1906), Baldur von Schirach (1907), Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779), Maximilian II of Bavaria (1811), August von Mackensen (1849), and August Ferdinand Möbius (1790). After him are Otto Heinrich Warburg (1883), James Franck (1882), Karl Haushofer (1869), Valdemar I of Denmark (1131), Otto Frank (1889), and Thomas à Kempis (1380).

Among PHYSICIANS In Germany

Among physicians born in Germany, Emil Kraepelin ranks 6Before him are Robert Koch (1843), Josef Mengele (1911), Alois Alzheimer (1864), Georgius Agricola (1494), and Samuel Hahnemann (1755). After him are Otto Heinrich Warburg (1883), Franz Mesmer (1734), Gerhard Domagk (1895), Otto Fritz Meyerhof (1884), Theodor Morell (1886), and Werner Forssmann (1904).