Franz Joseph Gall

1758 - 1828

Franz Joseph Gall

Franz Josef Gall (German: [gal]; 9 March 1758 – 22 August 1828) was a German neuroanatomist, physiologist, and pioneer in the study of the localization of mental functions in the brain. Claimed as the founder of the pseudoscience of phrenology, Gall was an early and important researcher in his fields. His contributions to the field of neuropsychology were controversial at the time and are now widely referred to as pseudoscience. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franz Joseph Gall has received more than 166,397 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 113th most popular physician.

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Among physicians, Franz Joseph Gall ranks 112 out of 438Before him are Eric Kandel, John Eccles, Herbert Spencer Gasser, Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Joseph Erlanger, and Otto Loewi. After him are Erasistratus, Albert Sabin, Friedrich Miescher, Ulf von Euler, Albrecht von Haller, and Jonas Salk.

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Among people born in 1758, Franz Joseph Gall ranks 9Before him are James Monroe, André Masséna, Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers, Kamehameha I, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, and Emperor Go-Momozono. After him are Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier, Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy, Carl Friedrich Zelter, and 8th Dalai Lama. Among people deceased in 1828, Franz Joseph Gall ranks 7Before him are Franz Schubert, Francisco Goya, Shaka, Maria Feodorovna, Victor of Aveyron, and Carl Peter Thunberg. After him are William Hyde Wollaston, Kobayashi Issa, Jean-Antoine Houdon, Alexander Ypsilantis, Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, and Karl Mack von Leiberich.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Franz Joseph Gall ranks 690 out of 3,763Before him are Ernst Kretschmer (1888), Alfred Hugenberg (1865), Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1811), Günther Prien (1908), Heinrich Lübke (1894), and Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria (1821). After him are Bernard Katz (1911), Theodor Fontane (1819), Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi (1743), Frank Farian (1941), Manfred Gerlach (1928), and Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia (1892).

Among PHYSICIANS In Germany

Among physicians born in Germany, Franz Joseph Gall ranks 13Before him are Emil Kraepelin (1856), Otto Fritz Meyerhof (1884), Theodor Morell (1886), Werner Forssmann (1904), Richard von Krafft-Ebing (1840), and Otto Loewi (1873). After him are Johannes Peter Müller (1801), Johann Joachim Becher (1635), Theodor Billroth (1829), Albert of Riga (1165), August von Wassermann (1866), and Ernst Gräfenberg (1881).

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