Jean-Baptiste Denys

1643 - 1704

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Jean-Baptiste Denys (1643 – 3 October 1704) was a French physician notable for having performed the first fully documented human blood transfusion, a xenotransfusion. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Baptiste Denys has received more than 75,075 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Jean-Baptiste Denys is the 188th most popular physician (up from 328th in 2019), the 1,453rd most popular biography from France (up from 2,461st in 2019) and the 25th most popular French Physician.

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Among physicians, Jean-Baptiste Denys ranks 188 out of 509Before him are Franciscus Sylvius, Fritz Klein, Charles Brenton Huggins, Sushruta, Thomas Bartholin, and Hasdai ibn Shaprut. After him are Leander of Seville, Johann Weyer, Werner Haase, Henry Heimlich, James Lind, and Ernst-Günther Schenck.

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Among people born in 1643, Jean-Baptiste Denys ranks 9Before him are Charles V, Duke of Lorraine, Afonso VI of Portugal, Alessandro Stradella, Mary of Jesus de León y Delgado, Henri Jules, Prince of Condé, and René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle. After him are Johann Adam Reincken, Jean Chardin, Fran Krsto Frankopan, Bahadur Shah I, and Ilona Zrínyi. Among people deceased in 1704, Jean-Baptiste Denys ranks 7Before him are John Locke, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, Guillaume de l'Hôpital, Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia, and Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber. After him are Georg Muffat, Princess Frederica Amalia of Denmark, Charles Plumier, Ulrik Frederik Gyldenløve, Menno van Coehoorn, and Isabella Leonarda.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean-Baptiste Denys ranks 1,453 out of 5,234Before him are Bernard Germain de Lacépède (1756), Georges Duhamel (1884), Honoré IV, Prince of Monaco (1758), Anne Desclos (1907), Gabriel Bonnot de Mably (1709), and Maurice Barrès (1862). After him are Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé (1736), Guillaume de Beaujeu (1300), Madeleine of Valois (1520), Alphonse, Count of Poitiers (1220), Édouard Mortier, Duke of Trévise (1768), and Michelle of Valois (1395).

Among PHYSICIANS In France

Among physicians born in France, Jean-Baptiste Denys ranks 25Before him are Jean Marc Gaspard Itard (1774), Georges Gilles de la Tourette (1857), Dominique Jean Larrey (1766), André Frédéric Cournand (1895), Maurice Bucaille (1920), and Bernard Kouchner (1939). After him are Jean-Étienne Dominique Esquirol (1772), Marcel Petiot (1897), Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis (1757), François Magendie (1783), Duchenne de Boulogne (1806), and Guillaume Dupuytren (1777).