Giovanni Battista Morgagni

1682 - 1771

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Giovanni Battista Morgagni (25 February 1682 – 6 December 1771) was an Italian anatomist, generally regarded as the father of modern anatomical pathology, who taught thousands of medical students from many countries during his 56 years as Professor of Anatomy at the University of Padua. His most significant literary contribution, the monumental five-volume On the Seats and Causes of Disease, embodied a lifetime of experience in anatomical dissection and observation, and established the fundamental principle that most diseases are not vaguely dispersed throughout the body, but originate locally, in specific organs and tissues. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giovanni Battista Morgagni has received more than 157,397 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Giovanni Battista Morgagni is the 186th most popular physician (down from 167th in 2019), the 1,399th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,219th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Italian Physician.

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Over the past year Giovanni Battista Morgagni has had the most page views in the with 17,983 views, followed by Italian (15,180), and Spanish (6,546). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Irish (54.90%), Romanian (21.38%), and Catalan (21.17%)


Among physicians, Giovanni Battista Morgagni ranks 186 out of 726Before him are Magnus Hirschfeld, Bernardo Houssay, Alan Hodgkin, August von Wassermann, Hans Sloane, and Werner Haase. After him are Leonid Rogozov, Maurice Bucaille, Guy de Chauliac, Leonhart Fuchs, Sebastian Kneipp, and Heo Jun.

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Among people born in 1682, Giovanni Battista Morgagni ranks 6Before him are Charles XII of Sweden, Louis, Duke of Burgundy, Calico Jack, Bartholomew Roberts, and Şehsuvar Sultan. After him are Johann Friedrich Böttger, Jacopo Amigoni, Princess Albertina Frederica of Baden-Durlach, William VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Jan van Huysum, and Claudine Guérin de Tencin. Among people deceased in 1771, Giovanni Battista Morgagni ranks 5Before him are Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden, Claude Adrien Helvétius, Philip Miller, and Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli. After him are Henri Pitot, Louis-Michel van Loo, Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens, Alexei Razumovsky, John Bevis, Frederick William, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt, and Tobias Smollett.

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Among people born in Italy, Giovanni Battista Morgagni ranks 1,399 out of 5,161Before him are Roger of Lauria (1245), Francesco Cilea (1866), Angelo Schiavio (1905), Matteo Messina Denaro (1962), Johnny Torrio (1882), and Gennaro Gattuso (1978). After him are Mauro Giuliani (1781), Giuseppe Conte (1964), Mariotto Albertinelli (1474), Andrew, Duke of Calabria (1327), Cornelia (-97), and Norberto Bobbio (1909).


Among physicians born in Italy, Giovanni Battista Morgagni ranks 13Before him are Giovanni Alfonso Borelli (1608), Peter Damian (1007), Giovanni Antonio Scopoli (1723), Bernardino of Siena (1380), Trota of Salerno (1001), and Andrea Cesalpino (1519). After him are Bernardino Ramazzini (1633), Pietro Andrea Mattioli (1501), Alessandro Achillini (1463), Hieronymus Fabricius (1533), Antonio Maria Valsalva (1666), and Saint Fabiola (400).