Frederik Ruysch

1638 - 1731

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Frederik Ruysch (Dutch: [ˈfreːdərɪk ˈrœys]; March 28, 1638 – February 22, 1731) was a Dutch botanist and anatomist. He is known for developing techniques for preserving anatomical specimens, which he used to create dioramas or scenes incorporating human parts. His anatomical preparations included over 2,000 anatomical, pathological, zoological, and botanical specimens, which were preserved by either drying or embalming. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederik Ruysch has received more than 148,398 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Frederik Ruysch is the 243rd most popular physician (down from 239th in 2019), the 270th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 229th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Dutch Physician.

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Over the past year Frederik Ruysch has had the most page views in the with 15,348 views, followed by Russian (6,442), and Dutch (2,508). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Asturian (146.84%), Spanish (24.83%), and Hebrew (22.20%)


Among physicians, Frederik Ruysch ranks 243 out of 726Before him are Hieronymus Fabricius, Norman Bethune, Hans Berger, Ernst-Robert Grawitz, Randy Schekman, and Marcel Petiot. After him are Caspar Friedrich Wolff, Duchenne de Boulogne, Ernst Gräfenberg, Henry Heimlich, Robert Lefkowitz, and François Magendie.

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Among people born in 1638, Frederik Ruysch ranks 13Before him are Emperor Go-Sai, Meindert Hobbema, Olympia Mancini, Countess of Soissons, Elisabetta Sirani, James Gregory, and Christoph Cellarius. After him are Ernst Rüdiger von Starhemberg, Carlo Fontana, Pierre Magnol, John Charles, Count Palatine of Gelnhausen, Zeb-un-Nissa, and Gerrit Berckheyde. Among people deceased in 1731, Frederik Ruysch ranks 8Before him are Bartolomeo Cristofori, Brook Taylor, Yevdokiya Lopukhina, Antonio I, Prince of Monaco, Mary of Jesus de León y Delgado, and Antonio Farnese, Duke of Parma. After him are Johann Ludwig Bach, Violante Beatrice of Bavaria, Gustav, Duke of Zweibrücken, Louise Hippolyte, Princess of Monaco, Mary Astell, and Ferdinand Brokoff.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Frederik Ruysch ranks 270 out of 1,646Before him are Dick Bruna (1927), Mark van Bommel (1977), Jacob van Campen (1596), Armin van Buuren (1976), William, Prince of Orange (1840), and Constantijn Huygens (1596). After him are Cornelis de Houtman (1565), Baldwin III, Count of Flanders (940), Erik ten Hag (1970), Antonie Pannekoek (1873), Hendrik Verwoerd (1901), and Joop den Uyl (1919).

Among PHYSICIANS In Netherlands

Among physicians born in Netherlands, Frederik Ruysch ranks 8Before him are Peter Canisius (1521), Cornelius Jansen (1585), Nicolaes Tulp (1593), Regnier de Graaf (1641), Johann Weyer (1515), and Aletta Jacobs (1854). After him are Franciscus Donders (1818), Gerard van Swieten (1700), Titus Brandsma (1881), Petrus Camper (1722), Theodoor Hendrik van de Velde (1873), and Wim Eijk (1953).