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Hippocrates of Kos (; Greek: Ἱπποκράτης ὁ Κῷος, translit. Hippokrátēs ho Kôios; c. 460 – c. 370 BC), also known as Hippocrates II, was a Greek physician of the classical period who is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He is traditionally referred to as the "Father of Medicine" in recognition of his lasting contributions to the field, such as the use of prognosis and clinical observation, the systematic categorization of diseases, or the formulation of humoral theory. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hippocrates has received more than 4,904,324 page views. His biography is available in 118 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 113 in 2019). Hippocrates is the most popular physician, the 8th most popular biography from Greece (down from 6th in 2019) and the most popular Greek Physician.

Hippocrates is most famous for his Hippocratic Oath, which is a pledge doctors make to uphold the ethical standards of their profession.

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Among physicians, Hippocrates ranks 1 out of 502After him are Florence Nightingale, Galen, Paracelsus, Robert Koch, Josef Mengele, Edward Jenner, Basil of Caesarea, Andreas Vesalius, Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi, L. L. Zamenhof, and Albert Schweitzer.

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Among people born in 460 BC, Hippocrates ranks 1After him are Democritus, Thucydides, Diogenes of Apollonia, Critias, 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 8 out of 936Before him are Plato (-427), Alexander the Great (-356), Socrates (-470), Homer (-800), Pythagoras (-570), and Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881). After him are Sophocles (-497), Democritus (-460), Epicurus (-341), Pericles (-494), Kösem Sultan (1590), and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921).

Among PHYSICIANS In Greece

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