Harald zur Hausen

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Harald zur Hausen (German: [ˈhaʁalt tsuːɐ̯ ˈhaʊzn̩]; born 11 March 1936) is a German virologist and professor emeritus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harald zur Hausen has received more than 157,069 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Harald zur Hausen is the 41st most popular biologist (up from 42nd in 2019), the 466th most popular biography from Germany (down from 450th in 2019) and the 5th most popular German Biologist.

Harald zur Hausen is most famous for his discovery of the human papilloma virus (HPV) that causes cervical cancer.

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Among biologists, Harald zur Hausen ranks 41 out of 844Before him are Barbara McClintock, Nikolaas Tinbergen, Richard Owen, Peter Simon Pallas, August Weismann, and Ada Yonath. After him are Jean-Henri Fabre, René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, Adelbert von Chamisso, Erasmus Darwin, Robert Brown, and Christian de Duve.

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Among people born in 1936, Harald zur Hausen ranks 30Before him are Ursula Andress, Michael Landon, Uwe Seeler, Aga Khan IV, Ismail Kadare, and Georges Perec. After him are Albert Finney, Jim Clark, Burt Reynolds, Zubin Mehta, Buddy Holly, and Roy Orbison.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Harald zur Hausen ranks 466 out of 5,289Before him are Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774), Wilhelm Burgdorf (1895), Louise of Hesse-Kassel (1817), Otto of Bavaria (1848), Kurt Weill (1900), and Kurt Meyer (1910). After him are Johann Ambrosius Bach (1645), Robert Ritter von Greim (1892), Helmuth von Moltke the Younger (1848), Gerda Taro (1910), Adolf Butenandt (1903), and George Grosz (1893).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Germany

Among biologists born in Germany, Harald zur Hausen ranks 5Before him are Ernst Haeckel (1834), Maria Sibylla Merian (1647), Peter Simon Pallas (1741), and August Weismann (1834). After him are Theodor Schwann (1810), Hans Spemann (1869), Albrecht Kossel (1853), Ernst Mayr (1904), Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804), Johann Friedrich Gmelin (1748), and Julius Richard Petri (1852).