460 BC - 370 BC


Hippocrates of Kos (; Greek: Ἱπποκράτης ὁ Κῷος, translit. Hippokrátēs ho Kṓos; c. 460 – c. 370 BC), also known as Hippocrates II, was a Greek physician of the Age of Pericles (Classical Greece), who is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He is often referred to as the "Father of Medicine" in recognition of his lasting contributions to the field as the founder of the Hippocratic School of Medicine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hippocrates has received more than 3,259,196 page views. His biography is available in 112 different languages on Wikipedia making him the most popular physician.

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Among physicians, Hippocrates ranks 1 out of 438After him are Paracelsus, Galen, Florence Nightingale, Josef Mengele, Willem Einthoven, L. L. Zamenhof, Basil of Caesarea, Robert Koch, Albert Schweitzer, Edward Jenner, and Andreas Vesalius.

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Among people born in 460 BC, Hippocrates ranks 1After him are Democritus, Thucydides, Critias, Diogenes of Apollonia, Prodicus, and Verginia. Among people deceased in 370 BC, Hippocrates ranks 1After him are Amyntas III of Macedon, Alcetas I of Epirus, Jason of Pherae, and Agesipolis II.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Hippocrates ranks 7 out of 698Before him are Alexander the Great (-356), Plato (-427), Aristotle (-384), Socrates (-470), Pythagoras (-570), and Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881). After him are Epicurus (-341), Sophocles (-497), Spartacus (-109), Pericles (-494), El Greco (1541), and Aeschylus (-525).

Among PHYSICIANS In Greece

Among physicians born in Greece, Hippocrates ranks 1After him are Georgios Papanikolaou (1883), Erasistratus (-303), and Paul of Aegina (625).

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