Hans Rosling

1948 - 2017

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Hans Rosling (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈhɑːns ˈrûːslɪŋ]; 27 July 1948 – 7 February 2017) was a Swedish physician, academic, and public speaker. He was a professor of international health at Karolinska Institute and was the co-founder and chairman of the Gapminder Foundation, which developed the Trendalyzer software system. He held presentations around the world, including several TED Talks in which he promoted the use of data (and data visualization) to explore development issues. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Rosling has received more than 1,265,317 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Hans Rosling is the 136th most popular physician (up from 167th in 2019), the 147th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 173rd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Swedish Physician.

Hans Rosling is most famous for his TED talks and his Gapminder Foundation.

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Among physicians, Hans Rosling ranks 136 out of 509Before him are Ibn Zuhr, Frederick Griffith, Carl Wernicke, John Eccles, Georges Gilles de la Tourette, and Merit-Ptah. After him are Joseph Erlanger, Kitasato Shibasaburō, Dominique Jean Larrey, Theodor Billroth, Baruj Benacerraf, and Robin Warren.

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Among people born in 1948, Hans Rosling ranks 51Before him are Rory Gallagher, Lluís Llach, Carlos Salinas de Gortari, Powers Boothe, William Gibson, and Ian Paice. After him are Bille August, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Brian Eno, Ray Kurzweil, Sven-Göran Eriksson, and Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo. Among people deceased in 2017, Hans Rosling ranks 60Before him are Adam West, Chester Bennington, Mauno Koivisto, Al Jarreau, Powers Boothe, and Yevgeny Yevtushenko. After him are Elsa Martinelli, Giovanni Sartori, Peter Mansfield, Pierre Bergé, Kim Jong-nam, and Fats Domino.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Hans Rosling ranks 147 out of 1,296Before him are Halsten Stenkilsson (1050), Gustav, Prince of Vasa (1799), Rolf Maximilian Sievert (1896), Eric XI of Sweden (1216), Magnus III of Sweden (1240), and John Bauer (1882). After him are Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler (1934), Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden (1001), PewDiePie (1989), Bengt I. Samuelsson (1934), Johan August Arfwedson (1792), and Gunnar Asplund (1885).

Among PHYSICIANS In Sweden

Among physicians born in Sweden, Hans Rosling ranks 4Before him are Allvar Gullstrand (1862), Arvid Carlsson (1923), and Ulf von Euler (1905). After him are Thomas Bartholin (1616), Torsten Wiesel (1924), Olof Rudbeck the Younger (1660), and Anders Tegnell (1956).

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