Francysk Skaryna

1486 - 1541

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Francysk Skaryna (alternative transcriptions of his name: Francišak Skaryna or Francisk Skaryna; Latin: Franciscus Scorina, Belarusian: Францыск (Францішак) Скарына [franˈt͡sɨsk skaˈrɨna]; Polish: Franciszek Skaryna, Czech: František Skorina; 1470 – before 29 January 1552) was a Ruthenian humanist, physician, and translator. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francysk Skaryna has received more than 72,480 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Francysk Skaryna is the 158th most popular physician (up from 186th in 2019), the 31st most popular biography from Belarus (up from 36th in 2019) and the most popular Belarusian Physician.

Francysk Skaryna was a printer and publisher of the first printed book in the Belarusian language. He printed the first book in 1517, which is called The Bible of Francysk Skaryna.

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Among physicians, Francysk Skaryna ranks 158 out of 509Before him are Ernst Gräfenberg, Magnus Hirschfeld, August von Wassermann, George Emil Palade, Niels Kaj Jerne, and Francis Peyton Rous. After him are George Minot, Aretaeus of Cappadocia, Maurice Bucaille, Pietro Andrea Mattioli, Alan Hodgkin, and Waldemar Hoven.

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Among people born in 1486, Francysk Skaryna ranks 8Before him are Arthur, Prince of Wales, Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, Jacopo Sansovino, Sher Shah Suri, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, and Charles III, Duke of Savoy. After him are Ahuitzotl, Martin Agricola, Johann Eck, Domenico di Pace Beccafumi, Gerolamo Emiliani, and Andreas Karlstadt. Among people deceased in 1541, Francysk Skaryna ranks 7Before him are Paracelsus, Francisco Pizarro, Margaret Tudor, Johann Georg Faust, Pedro de Alvarado, and Gazi Husrev-beg. After him are Jean Clouet, Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury, Henry IV, Duke of Saxony, Bernard van Orley, Andreas Karlstadt, and Fernando de Rojas.

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In Belarus

Among people born in Belarus, Francysk Skaryna ranks 31 out of 274Before him are Mstislav I of Kiev (1076), Bronislav Kaminski (1899), Pavel Sukhoi (1895), Isser Harel (1912), Ossip Zadkine (1888), and Zhores Alferov (1930). After him are Sophia of Minsk (1140), Irving Berlin (1888), Yakub Kolas (1882), Stanisław Moniuszko (1819), Rogneda of Polotsk (966), and Raphael Lemkin (1900).

Among PHYSICIANS In Belarus

Among physicians born in Belarus, Francysk Skaryna ranks 1