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 115,682 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Giovanni Battista Morgagni is the 173rd most popular physician (up from 179th in 2019), the 1,336th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,257th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Italian Physician.

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Among physicians, Giovanni Battista Morgagni ranks 173 out of 509Before him are Andrea Cesalpino, Carl von Rokitansky, Michael Stuart Brown, Thomas Willis, Sebastian Kneipp, and Andrew Schally. After him are Leonid Rogozov, Soranus of Ephesus, E. Donnall Thomas, Asclepiades of Bithynia, Bernard Kouchner, and Haldan Keffer Hartline.

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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 Johann Friedrich Böttger. After him are Jacopo Amigoni, Jan van Huysum, Şehsuvar Sultan, William VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Princess Albertina Frederica of Baden-Durlach, and Roger Cotes. Among people deceased in 1771, Giovanni Battista Morgagni ranks 5Before him are Claude Adrien Helvétius, Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden, Philip Miller, and Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli. After him are Henri Pitot, Louis-Michel van Loo, Alexei Razumovsky, John Bevis, Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens, Tobias Smollett, and Thomas Gray.

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Among people born in Italy, Giovanni Battista Morgagni ranks 1,336 out of 4,088Before him are Alfredo Ottaviani (1890), Cristofano Allori (1577), Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily (1784), Anthony Maria Zaccaria (1502), Alvise Cadamosto (1432), and Maurus Servius Honoratus (363). After him are Archduke Rainer Joseph of Austria (1783), Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (1727), Thomas of Celano (1185), Tazio Nuvolari (1892), Annibale de Gasparis (1819), and Frederick the Simple (1342).


Among physicians born in Italy, Giovanni Battista Morgagni ranks 13Before him are Bernardino of Siena (1380), Giovanni Alfonso Borelli (1608), Giovanni Antonio Scopoli (1723), Peter Damian (1007), Pietro Andrea Mattioli (1501), and Andrea Cesalpino (1519). After him are Bernardino Ramazzini (1633), Hieronymus Fabricius (1533), Trota of Salerno (1001), Carlo Urbani (1956), Filippo Pacini (1812), and Realdo Colombo (1516).