Eugen Fischer

1874 - 1967

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Eugen Fischer (5 July 1874 – 9 July 1967) was a German professor of medicine, anthropology, and eugenics, and a member of the Nazi Party. He served as director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute of Anthropology, Human Heredity, and Eugenics, and also served as rector of the Frederick William University of Berlin. Fischer's ideas informed the Nuremberg Laws of 1935 which served to justify the Nazi Party's belief in German racial superiority to other "races", and especially the Jews. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eugen Fischer has received more than 195,884 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Eugen Fischer is the 370th most popular biologist (down from 292nd in 2019), the 2,641st most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,959th in 2019) and the 72nd most popular German Biologist.

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Among biologists, Eugen Fischer ranks 370 out of 844Before him are Johann Friedrich von Eschscholtz, Roderick Murchison, Heinrich Kuhl, George Robert Waterhouse, Julius von Sachs, and Karl Eichwald. After him are Wilhelm Roux, Georg Joseph Kamel, Jan Svatopluk Presl, James Rothman, Ernst von Glasersfeld, and Jacques Loeb.

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Among people born in 1874, Eugen Fischer ranks 82Before him are Constantin Ion Parhon, Nikolai Korotkov, Oskar Nedbal, George Tupou II, André-Louis Debierne, and Ricardo Flores Magón. After him are Viggo Jensen, Joaquín Torres-García, Charles-Louis Philippe, István Bethlen, Krste Misirkov, and Leopoldo Lugones. Among people deceased in 1967, Eugen Fischer ranks 117Before him are Miklós Kállay, Isaac Deutscher, Abelardo L. Rodríguez, Fernando Paternoster, Mir Osman Ali Khan, and Enrico Dante. After him are Ernst Wollweber, Péter Palotás, José Martínez Ruiz, Sydir Kovpak, Geki, and Li Lisan.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Eugen Fischer ranks 2,641 out of 5,289Before him are Elwin Bruno Christoffel (1829), Carl, 3rd Prince of Leiningen (1804), Alfred Andersch (1914), Countess Palatine Hedwig Elisabeth of Neuburg (1673), Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg (1871), and Princess Marie of Prussia (1855). After him are Adolf Bertram (1859), Edmund Stoiber (1941), John Ericson (1926), Johann Caspar Kerll (1627), Wilhelm Roux (1850), and Eberhard Louis, Duke of Württemberg (1676).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Germany

Among biologists born in Germany, Eugen Fischer ranks 72Before him are Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach (1823), Christian Gottfried Daniel Nees von Esenbeck (1776), Theodor Boveri (1862), Eugenius Johann Christoph Esper (1742), Karl Koch (1809), and Heinrich Kuhl (1797). After him are Wilhelm Roux (1850), Ernst von Glasersfeld (1917), Jacques Loeb (1859), Alexander Braun (1805), Otto Wilhelm Thomé (1840), and Carl Friedrich von Ledebour (1786).