Emil von Behring

1854 - 1917

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Emil von Behring (German pronunciation: [ˈeːmiːl fɔn ˈbeːʁɪŋ] (listen); Emil Adolf von Behring), born Emil Adolf Behring (15 March 1854 – 31 March 1917), was a German physiologist who received the 1901 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, the first one awarded in that field, for his discovery of a diphtheria antitoxin. He was widely known as a "saviour of children," as diphtheria used to be a major cause of child death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emil von Behring has received more than 408,110 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Emil von Behring is the 32nd most popular physician (up from 53rd in 2019), the 60th most popular biography from Poland (up from 82nd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Physician.

Emil von Behring is most famous for his work in developing a vaccine for diphtheria.

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Among physicians, Emil von Behring ranks 32 out of 502Before him are Camillo Golgi, Paul Ehrlich, Willem Einthoven, Alexis Carrel, Georgius Agricola, and Al-Zahrawi. After him are António Egas Moniz, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, Samuel Hahnemann, Claude Bernard, Frederick Banting, and Aribert Heim.

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Among people born in 1854, Emil von Behring ranks 9Before him are Pope Benedict XV, Henri Poincaré, Leoš Janáček, Paul Ehrlich, Karl Kautsky, and James George Frazer. After him are Henri La Fontaine, Paul Sabatier, George Eastman, Milan I of Serbia, Georges Picquart, and Engelbert Humperdinck. Among people deceased in 1917, Emil von Behring ranks 11Before him are Mata Hari, L. L. Zamenhof, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Eduard Buchner, Adolf von Baeyer, and Edward Burnett Tylor. After him are Buffalo Bill, Emil Theodor Kocher, John William Waterhouse, Franz Brentano, Scott Joplin, and Dragutin Dimitrijević.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Emil von Behring ranks 60 out of 1,454Before him are Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768), Eric of Pomerania (1381), Ferdinand Lassalle (1825), Casimir III the Great (1310), Andrzej Wajda (1926), and Bolesław I the Brave (967). After him are Erich von Falkenhayn (1861), Jakob Böhme (1575), Albert A. Michelson (1852), Faustina Kowalska (1905), Gerhart Hauptmann (1862), and Sigismund I the Old (1467).

Among PHYSICIANS In Poland

Among physicians born in Poland, Emil von Behring ranks 4Before him are L. L. Zamenhof (1859), Rudolf Virchow (1821), and Paul Ehrlich (1854). After him are Albert Sabin (1906), Carl Wernicke (1848), Magnus Hirschfeld (1868), Alexander Bogdanov (1873), Jan Jesenius (1566), Bronisława Dłuska (1865), Gavriil Ilizarov (1921), and Hilary Koprowski (1916).