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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 398,562 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Friedrich Miescher is the 89th most popular physician (up from 98th in 2019), the 58th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 71st in 2019) and the 5th 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 89 out of 502Before him are François Duvalier, Johannes Fibiger, Jonas Salk, Julius Wagner-Jauregg, Werner Forssmann, and Cornelius Jansen. After him are Róbert Bárány, Walter Rudolf Hess, Jang-geum, Corneille Heymans, Stanley Cohen, and Ctesias.

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Among people born in 1844, Friedrich Miescher ranks 22Before him are Mary Cassatt, Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Pablo de Sarasate, Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Menelik II, and Muhammad Ahmad. After him are Abdur Rahman Khan, Ismail Qemali, Charles-Marie Widor, Charles-Émile Reynaud, `Abdu'l-Bahá, and Karl Lueger. Among people deceased in 1895, Friedrich Miescher ranks 12Before him are Thomas Henry Huxley, Empress Myeongseong, Julius Lothar Meyer, Adam Opel, José Martí, and Isma'il Pasha. After him are Franz von Suppé, Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen, Arthur Cayley, Julia, Princess of Battenberg, Frederick Douglass, and Johann Josef Loschmidt.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Friedrich Miescher ranks 58 out of 876Before him are Felix Bloch (1905), Hans Albert Einstein (1904), Clay Regazzoni (1939), Johann Jakob Balmer (1825), H. R. Giger (1940), and Gabriel Cramer (1704). After him are Ferdinand Hodler (1853), Hans Küng (1928), Walter Rudolf Hess (1881), Paul Hermann Müller (1899), Emil Jannings (1884), and Alexandre Yersin (1863).

Among PHYSICIANS In Switzerland

Among physicians born in Switzerland, Friedrich Miescher ranks 5Before him are Paracelsus (1493), Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926), Eugen Bleuler (1857), and Emil Theodor Kocher (1841). After him are Walter Rudolf Hess (1881), Alexandre Yersin (1863), Albrecht von Haller (1708), Rolf M. Zinkernagel (1944), Maximilian Bircher-Benner (1867), Adolf Meyer (1866), and Heinrich Rudolf Schinz (1777).