Gerhard Armauer Hansen

1841 - 1912

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Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen (29 July 1841 – 12 February 1912) was a Norwegian physician, remembered for his identification of the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae in 1873 as the causative agent of leprosy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gerhard Armauer Hansen has received more than 120,377 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Gerhard Armauer Hansen is the 56th most popular physician (up from 70th in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Norway (up from 31st in 2019) and the most popular Norwegian Physician.

Gerhard Armauer Hansen is most famous for his discovery of the bacteria that causes leprosy.

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Among physicians, Gerhard Armauer Hansen ranks 56 out of 509Before him are Santiago Ramón y Cajal, René Laennec, Alexandre Yersin, Emil von Behring, James Parkinson, and Allvar Gullstrand. After him are Robert Edwards, Karl Brandt, Gerhard Domagk, Christiaan Eijkman, Francesco Redi, and Robert Bellarmine.

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Among people born in 1841, Gerhard Armauer Hansen ranks 12Before him are Berthe Morisot, Otto Wagner, Henry Morton Stanley, Henri Fayol, Frédéric Bazille, and Itō Hirobumi. After him are Nicholas I of Montenegro, Emil Theodor Kocher, Félix Faure, Maria Sophie of Bavaria, Armand Fallières, and Clément Ader. Among people deceased in 1912, Gerhard Armauer Hansen ranks 12Before him are Jules Massenet, Karl May, Frederick VIII of Denmark, Thomas Andrews, Frédéric Passy, and Joseph Lister. After him are Robert Falcon Scott, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, William McMaster Murdoch, William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Johann Martin Schleyer, and Benjamin Guggenheim.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Gerhard Armauer Hansen ranks 30 out of 735Before him are Haakon IV of Norway (1204), Harald Hardrada (1015), Sonja Henie (1912), Olaf II of Denmark (1370), Haakon Sigurdsson (930), and Jostein Gaarder (1952). After him are Haakon the Good (918), Ludvig Holberg (1684), Magnus IV of Sweden (1316), Sigurd the Crusader (1090), Jens Stoltenberg (1959), and Magnus the Good (1024).

Among PHYSICIANS In Norway

Among physicians born in Norway, Gerhard Armauer Hansen ranks 1After him are May-Britt Moser (1963).