Gerhard Domagk

1895 - 1964

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Gerhard Johannes Paul Domagk (German pronunciation: [ˈɡeːɐ̯haʁt ˈdoːmak] ; 30 October 1895 – 24 April 1964) was a German pathologist and bacteriologist. He is credited with the discovery of sulfonamidochrysoidine (KL730) as an antibiotic for which he received the 1939 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The drug became the first commercially available antibiotic and marketed under the brand name Prontosil. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gerhard Domagk has received more than 274,685 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Gerhard Domagk is the 57th most popular physician (down from 52nd in 2019), the 435th most popular biography from Germany (down from 387th in 2019) and the 9th most popular German Physician.

Domagk was a German scientist who discovered the first antibiotic, Prontosil, in 1932.

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Among physicians, Gerhard Domagk ranks 57 out of 726Before him are Eugen Bleuler, Herbert Spencer Gasser, Robert Bellarmine, René Laennec, Djer, and Philippe Pinel. After him are Emil Theodor Kocher, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Karl Brandt, Hans Asperger, William P. Murphy, and Johannes Fibiger.

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Among people born in 1895, Gerhard Domagk ranks 29Before him are Cristóbal Balenciaga, Folke Bernadotte, Paul Hindemith, Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Semyon Timoshenko, and Anastas Mikoyan. After him are Cemal Gürsel, Ragnar Frisch, Rudolph Valentino, Oskar Dirlewanger, Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, and Babe Ruth. Among people deceased in 1964, Gerhard Domagk ranks 14Before him are Leo Szilard, Ian Fleming, Rachel Carson, Frans Eemil Sillanpää, James Franck, and Vasily Grossman. After him are Palmiro Togliatti, Gerrit Rietveld, Karl Polanyi, Hans von Euler-Chelpin, Otto Grotewohl, and Plaek Phibunsongkhram.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Gerhard Domagk ranks 435 out of 7,253Before him are Hans Fischer (1881), Georg von Küchler (1881), Carol I of Romania (1839), Uwe Seeler (1936), Elsa Einstein (1876), and Martin Waldseemüller (1470). After him are Klaus Meine (1948), Felix Klein (1849), Hans Krebs (1898), Hans Fritzsche (1900), Walther Bothe (1891), and Louis the Child (893).

Among PHYSICIANS In Germany

Among physicians born in Germany, Gerhard Domagk ranks 9Before him are Alois Alzheimer (1864), Georgius Agricola (1494), Emil Kraepelin (1856), Samuel Hahnemann (1755), Otto Heinrich Warburg (1883), and Otto Fritz Meyerhof (1884). After him are Otto Loewi (1873), Theodor Morell (1886), Werner Forssmann (1904), Ryke Geerd Hamer (1935), Franz Joseph Gall (1758), and Richard von Krafft-Ebing (1840).