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Hans Selye

1907 - 1982

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János Hugo Bruno "Hans" Selye (; Hungarian: Selye János; January 26, 1907 – October 16, 1982) was a pioneering Hungarian-Canadian endocrinologist who conducted important scientific work on the hypothetical non-specific response of an organism to stressors. Although he did not recognize all of the many aspects of glucocorticoids, Selye was aware of their role in the stress response. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Selye has received more than 455,369 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Hans Selye is the 70th most popular physician (up from 74th in 2019), the 136th most popular biography from Austria (up from 146th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Austrian Physician.

Hans Selye is most famous for his discovery of the general adaptation syndrome.

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Among physicians, Hans Selye ranks 70 out of 502Before him are Jan Evangelista Purkyně, Joseph Lister, Herbert Spencer Gasser, James Parkinson, Otto Fritz Meyerhof, and Peter Canisius. After him are William P. Murphy, Selman Waksman, Ronald Ross, Robert Edwards, Cyril of Jerusalem, and Theodor Morell.

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Among people born in 1907, Hans Selye ranks 23Before him are J. Hans D. Jensen, Lin Biao, John Bowlby, Robert A. Heinlein, Frank Whittle, and Nikolaas Tinbergen. After him are Hideki Yukawa, Horst Wessel, Fred Zinnemann, Bhagat Singh, François Duvalier, and Sister Lúcia. Among people deceased in 1982, Hans Selye ranks 24Before him are Glenn Gould, Khalid of Saudi Arabia, Barack Obama Sr., Louis Aragon, Gala Dalí, and Karl von Frisch. After him are Gilles Villeneuve, Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, Mikhail Suslov, Hugh Everett III, Ivan Bagramyan, and Hugo Theorell.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Hans Selye ranks 136 out of 1,237Before him are Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874), Ivan Illich (1926), Ferdinand Karl, Archduke of Austria-Este (1754), Archduchess Maria Josepha of Austria (1751), Maria Josepha of Austria (1699), and Anna Maria Mozart (1720). After him are Ernest, Duke of Austria (1377), Ernst Gombrich (1909), Georg Trakl (1887), Anne of Austria, Queen of Poland (1573), Richard Adolf Zsigmondy (1865), and Albert VII, Archduke of Austria (1559).

Among PHYSICIANS In Austria

Among physicians born in Austria, Hans Selye ranks 3Before him are Aribert Heim (1914) and Hans Asperger (1906). After him are Julius Wagner-Jauregg (1857), Róbert Bárány (1876), Eric Kandel (1929), Leopold Auenbrugger (1722), Irmfried Eberl (1910), Victor Babeș (1854), and Paul Neumann (1875).