Franciscus Sylvius

1614 - 1672

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Franciscus Sylvius (15 March 1614 – 19 November 1672), born Franz de le Boë, was a Dutch physician and scientist (chemist, physiologist and anatomist) who was an early champion of Descartes', Van Helmont's and William Harvey's work and theories. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franciscus Sylvius has received more than 74,349 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Franciscus Sylvius is the 182nd most popular physician (down from 178th in 2019), the 1,255th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,058th in 2019) and the 24th most popular German Physician.

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Among physicians, Franciscus Sylvius ranks 182 out of 509Before him are E. Donnall Thomas, Asclepiades of Bithynia, Bernard Kouchner, Haldan Keffer Hartline, Santorio Santorio, and Li Shizhen. After him are Fritz Klein, Charles Brenton Huggins, Sushruta, Thomas Bartholin, Hasdai ibn Shaprut, and Jean-Baptiste Denys.

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Among people born in 1614, Franciscus Sylvius ranks 2Before him is Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria. After him are Juan Carreño de Miranda, John Wilkins, Henry More, Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg, Hallgrímur Pétursson, Martino Martini, Michał Boym, Jahanara Begum, and Augustus, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels. Among people deceased in 1672, Franciscus Sylvius ranks 5Before him are Heinrich Schütz, Johan de Witt, John II Casimir Vasa, and Peter Stuyvesant. After him are Al-Rashid of Morocco, John Wilkins, Adriaen van de Velde, Pierre Séguier, Anne Marie Martinozzi, Georg Stiernhielm, and Anne Bradstreet.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Franciscus Sylvius ranks 1,255 out of 5,289Before him are Rudolf Diels (1900), Marie of Cleves, Duchess of Orléans (1426), André Previn (1929), Severinus of Noricum (410), Robert Koldewey (1855), and Johann Peter Eckermann (1792). After him are Christian Friedrich Hebbel (1813), Rodolphe Seeldrayers (1876), Joos van Cleve (1485), Joseph Karl Stieler (1781), Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge (1833), and Erika Mann (1905).

Among PHYSICIANS In Germany

Among physicians born in Germany, Franciscus Sylvius ranks 24Before him are Albert of Riga (1165), Herta Oberheuser (1911), Ernst Gräfenberg (1881), August von Wassermann (1866), Waldemar Hoven (1903), and Sebastian Kneipp (1821). After him are Werner Haase (1900), Ernst-Günther Schenck (1904), Ernst-Robert Grawitz (1899), Philipp Franz von Siebold (1796), Karl Adolph von Basedow (1799), and Engelbert Kaempfer (1651).