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Filippo Pacini

1812 - 1883

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Filippo Pacini (25 May 1812 – 9 July 1883) was an Italian anatomist, posthumously famous for isolating the cholera bacterium Vibrio cholerae in 1854, well before Robert Koch's more widely accepted discoveries 30 years later.Pacini was born in Pistoia, Tuscany, to Francesco, a humble cobbler, and Umiltà Dolfi, but was given a religious education in hopes that he would become a bishop. However, in 1830, he was given a scholarship to the most venerable medical school in Pistoia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Filippo Pacini has received more than 66,439 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Filippo Pacini is the 324th most popular physician (down from 279th in 2019), the 2,247th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,935th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Italian Physician.

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Among physicians, Filippo Pacini ranks 324 out of 502Before him are Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, Pierre Fauchard, Shinya Yamanaka, Alessandro Achillini, William Chester Minor, and Louis de Jaucourt. After him are Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, James Curtis Hepburn, Prospero Alpini, Tomáš Špidlík, Victor Babeș, and Jean-Pierre Abel-Rémusat.

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Among people born in 1812, Filippo Pacini ranks 35Before him are Henry Wilson, Zygmunt Krasiński, Augustus Pugin, Berthold Auerbach, Józef Ignacy Kraszewski, and Hendrik Conscience. After him are Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, Robert Fortune, Duke Peter of Oldenburg, Samuel Smiles, Hermann von Fehling, and Melchora Aquino. Among people deceased in 1883, Filippo Pacini ranks 33Before him are Abdülkerim Nadir Pasha, Wilhelm Peters, Ciprian Porumbescu, Iwakura Tomomi, Hendrik Conscience, and Édouard René de Laboulaye. After him are Juliette Drouet, Edward FitzGerald, Cyprian Norwid, Napoleon Orda, Dục Đức, and Auguste Clésinger.

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Among people born in Italy, Filippo Pacini ranks 2,247 out of 4,668Before him are Adriano Galliani (1944), Gae Aulenti (1927), Andrea Appiani (1754), Luigi Longo (1900), Maria Anna of Savoy, Duchess of Chablais (1757), and Domenico I Contarini (950). After him are Nino Ferrer (1934), Edoardo Mangiarotti (1919), Riccardo Morandi (1902), Federico Faggin (1941), Gaetano Pugnani (1731), and Lucia Anguissola (1536).


Among physicians born in Italy, Filippo Pacini ranks 22Before him are Hieronymus Fabricius (1533), Saint Fabiola (400), Antonio Maria Valsalva (1666), Realdo Colombo (1516), Mondino de Luzzi (1275), and Alessandro Achillini (1463). After him are Prospero Alpini (1553), Giorgio Biandrata (1515), Amleto Giovanni Cicognani (1883), Dorotea Bucca (1360), Luigi Carlo Farini (1812), and Abella (1400).