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Gerhard Domagk

1895 - 1964

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Gerhard Johannes Paul Domagk (German pronunciation: [ˈɡeːɐ̯haʁt ˈdoːmak] (listen); 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.While working in the pathology department of the University of Münster, Domagk was invited to join the IG Farben branch at Elberfeld (later Wuppertal) in 1927. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gerhard Domagk has received more than 230,505 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Gerhard Domagk is the 52nd most popular physician (up from 59th in 2019), the 387th most popular biography from Germany (down from 88th 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 52 out of 502Before him are Allvar Gullstrand, Christiaan Barnard, Francesco Redi, Karl Brandt, Jean-Martin Charcot, and Hilary of Poitiers. After him are Rita Levi-Montalcini, Philippe Pinel, Hans Asperger, Hua Tuo, Robert Bellarmine, and Christiaan Eijkman.

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Among people born in 1895, Gerhard Domagk ranks 27Before him are Zog I of Albania, Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Henrik Dam, Sergei Yesenin, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, and Babe Ruth. After him are Anastas Mikoyan, Rudolph Valentino, Folke Bernadotte, Oskar Dirlewanger, Wilhelm Burgdorf, and Cemal Gürsel. Among people deceased in 1964, Gerhard Domagk ranks 10Before him are Herbert Hoover, Paul of Greece, Rachel Carson, Norbert Wiener, James Franck, and Alma Mahler. After him are Victor Francis Hess, Vasily Grossman, Karl Polanyi, Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Leo Szilard, and Gerrit Rietveld.

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Among people born in Germany, Gerhard Domagk ranks 387 out of 6,142Before him are Helmuth Weidling (1891), Ulrike Meinhof (1934), Kurt Georg Kiesinger (1904), Klaus Schwab (1938), Alfred von Schlieffen (1833), and Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1786). After him are Prince Claus of the Netherlands (1926), Traudl Junge (1920), Leo von Caprivi (1831), Louise Mountbatten (1889), Richard Dedekind (1831), and Ernst Thälmann (1886).

Among PHYSICIANS In Germany

Among physicians born in Germany, Gerhard Domagk ranks 9Before him are Alois Alzheimer (1864), Georgius Agricola (1494), Samuel Hahnemann (1755), Emil Kraepelin (1856), Otto Heinrich Warburg (1883), and Franz Mesmer (1734). After him are Otto Fritz Meyerhof (1884), Theodor Morell (1886), Werner Forssmann (1904), Otto Loewi (1873), Johann Joachim Becher (1635), and Herta Oberheuser (1911).