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Gunther von Hagens

1945 - Today

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Gunther von Hagens (born Gunther Gerhard Liebchen; 10 January 1945) is a German anatomist who invented the technique for preserving biological tissue specimens called plastination. He has organized numerous Body Worlds public exhibitions and occasional live demonstrations of his and his colleagues' work, and has traveled worldwide to promote its educational value. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gunther von Hagens has received more than 724,424 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Gunther von Hagens is the 136th most popular inventor (up from 164th in 2019), the 309th most popular biography from Poland (up from 395th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Inventor.

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Among INVENTORS

Among inventors, Gunther von Hagens ranks 136 out of 354Before him are Henri Giffard, Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville, Robert Stirling, Louis Le Prince, Paul Otlet, and Robert Moog. After him are Johann Jacob Schweppe, Josiah Warren, John Ericsson, Jang Yeong-sil, Georg Luger, and Heinrich Göbel.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1945, Gunther von Hagens ranks 104Before him are Momčilo Krajišnik, Angus Deaton, Franco Battiato, Rita Pavone, Jeremy Rifkin, and Jaclyn Smith. After him are Micheline Calmy-Rey, Yuen Woo-ping, Graça Machel, Piero Ferrari, Peter Criss, and Elis Regina.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Gunther von Hagens ranks 309 out of 1,454Before him are Krzysztof Zanussi (1939), Chaïm Perelman (1912), Fritz Gerlich (1883), Henry the Bearded (1163), Casimir Pulaski (1745), and Andreas Schlüter (1660). After him are Siemomysł (922), Janusz Korwin-Mikke (1942), Jerzy Popiełuszko (1947), Kazimierz Deyna (1947), Countess Palatine Elisabeth Auguste Sofie of Neuburg (1693), and Józef Elsner (1769).

Among INVENTORS In Poland

Among inventors born in Poland, Gunther von Hagens ranks 2Before him are Paul Gottlieb Nipkow (1860). After him are Ottomar Anschütz (1846) and Kazimierz Prószyński (1875).