Friedrich Miescher

1844 - 1895

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Johannes Friedrich Miescher (13 August 1844 – 26 August 1895) was a Swiss physician and biologist. He was the first scientist to isolate nucleic acid in 1869. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Friedrich Miescher has received more than 329,627 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. Friedrich Miescher is the 98th most popular physician (up from 115th in 2019), the 71st most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 78th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Swiss Physician.

Friedrich Miescher is most famous for his discovery of nucleic acids in 1869.

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Among physicians, Friedrich Miescher ranks 98 out of 509Before him are Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Bernardino of Siena, Theodor Morell, Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Eric Kandel, and Arvid Carlsson. After him are John Snow, Franz Joseph Gall, John Langdon Down, Charles Nicolle, Albert Calmette, and Ferid Murad.

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Among people born in 1844, Friedrich Miescher ranks 22Before him are Pablo de Sarasate, Friedrich Ratzel, Menelik II, Muhammad Ahmad, Klas Pontus Arnoldson, and Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. After him are Ismail Qemali, Karl Lueger, Charles-Marie Widor, Charles-Émile Reynaud, Abdur Rahman Khan, and Julius Wellhausen. Among people deceased in 1895, Friedrich Miescher ranks 13Before him are Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Empress Myeongseong, José Martí, Adam Opel, Franz von Suppé, and Isma'il Pasha. After him are Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen, Arthur Cayley, Nikolai Leskov, Johann Josef Loschmidt, Frederick Douglass, and Julia, Princess of Battenberg.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Friedrich Miescher ranks 71 out of 749Before him are Walter Rudolf Hess (1881), Domenico Fontana (1543), Paul Hermann Müller (1899), Alejo Carpentier (1904), K. Alex Müller (1927), and Peter Zumthor (1943). After him are Heinrich Wölfflin (1864), Niklaus Wirth (1934), Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741), Roger Federer (1981), Johann Ludwig Burckhardt (1784), and Brother Roger (1915).

Among PHYSICIANS In Switzerland

Among physicians born in Switzerland, Friedrich Miescher ranks 7Before him are Paracelsus (1493), Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926), Eugen Bleuler (1857), Alexandre Yersin (1863), Emil Theodor Kocher (1841), and Walter Rudolf Hess (1881). After him are Albrecht von Haller (1708), Rolf M. Zinkernagel (1944), Maximilian Bircher-Benner (1867), Adolf Meyer (1866), Heinrich Rudolf Schinz (1777), and Thomas Erastus (1524).