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 397,513 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Emil Kraepelin is the 36th most popular physician (up from 49th in 2019), the 317th most popular biography from Germany (up from 343rd 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 36 out of 509Before him are Camillo Golgi, Al-Zahrawi, Paul Ehrlich, Willem Einthoven, Alexis Carrel, and Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran. After him are Rita Levi-Montalcini, Samuel Hahnemann, Otto Heinrich Warburg, Hua Tuo, Ambroise Paré, and Philippe Pinel.

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Among people born in 1856, Emil Kraepelin ranks 11Before him are J. J. Thomson, Woodrow Wilson, Frederick Winslow Taylor, Louis Sullivan, Archduchess Gisela of Austria, and Robert Peary. After him are Napoléon, Prince Imperial, Georgi Plekhanov, Tongzhi Emperor, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Robert Nivelle, and Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg. Among people deceased in 1926, Emil Kraepelin ranks 14Before him are Felix Dzerzhinsky, Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Camillo Golgi, Gertrude Bell, Rudolph Valentino, and Mary Cassatt. After him are Aleksei Brusilov, Sunjong of Korea, Louise of Sweden, Symon Petliura, Olga Constantinovna of Russia, and John Browning.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Emil Kraepelin ranks 317 out of 5,289Before him are Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928), Christian III of Denmark (1503), Otto Lilienthal (1848), Hans Eysenck (1916), Fritz Sauckel (1894), and Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa (1486). After him are Peter Behrens (1868), Sophie Scholl (1921), Valdemar I of Denmark (1131), Robert Bosch (1861), Alexandra Feodorovna (1798), and Karl Haushofer (1869).

Among PHYSICIANS In Germany

Among physicians born in Germany, Emil Kraepelin ranks 6Before him are Josef Mengele (1911), Robert Koch (1843), Alois Alzheimer (1864), Franz Mesmer (1734), and Georgius Agricola (1494). After him are Samuel Hahnemann (1755), Otto Heinrich Warburg (1883), Otto Fritz Meyerhof (1884), Richard von Krafft-Ebing (1840), Theodor Morell (1886), and Franz Joseph Gall (1758).