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 377,408 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Emil von Behring is the 53rd most popular physician (up from 61st in 2019), the 82nd most popular biography from Poland (up from 92nd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Polish 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 53 out of 509Before him are Christiaan Barnard, François Duvalier, Stanley Cohen, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, René Laennec, and Alexandre Yersin. After him are James Parkinson, Allvar Gullstrand, Gerhard Armauer Hansen, Robert Edwards, Karl Brandt, and Gerhard Domagk.

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Among people born in 1854, Emil von Behring ranks 10Before him are Henri Poincaré, James George Frazer, Leoš Janáček, Karl Kautsky, Paul Ehrlich, and Henri La Fontaine. After him are Paul Sabatier, George Eastman, Milan I of Serbia, Georges Picquart, Johannes Rydberg, and Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Among people deceased in 1917, Emil von Behring ranks 13Before him are Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Buffalo Bill, Eduard Buchner, Edward Burnett Tylor, Adolf von Baeyer, and Franz Brentano. After him are John William Waterhouse, Scott Joplin, Emil Theodor Kocher, Dragutin Dimitrijević, Ludwig Minkus, and Radomir Putnik.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Emil von Behring ranks 82 out of 1,231Before him are Erwin von Witzleben (1881), Lech Kaczyński (1949), Andrzej Sapkowski (1948), John II Casimir Vasa (1609), Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928), and Anton Denikin (1872). After him are Pola Negri (1897), Hanna Reitsch (1912), Anna Anderson (1896), Carl Menger (1840), Ladislaus I of Hungary (1046), and Gerhard Domagk (1895).

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 Gerhard Domagk (1895), Albert Sabin (1906), Carl Wernicke (1848), Magnus Hirschfeld (1868), Alexander Bogdanov (1873), Ludwig Guttmann (1899), Gavriil Ilizarov (1921), and Jan Jesenius (1566).