Jean-Martin Charcot

1825 - 1893

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Jean-Martin Charcot (French: [ʃaʁko]; 29 November 1825 – 16 August 1893) was a French neurologist and professor of anatomical pathology. He worked on groundbreaking work about hypnosis and hysteria, in particular with his hysteria patient Louise Augustine Gleizes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Martin Charcot has received more than 884,390 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Jean-Martin Charcot is the 32nd most popular physician (up from 50th in 2019), the 383rd most popular biography from France (up from 489th in 2019) and the 4th most popular French Physician.

Jean-Martin Charcot was a French neurologist who was most famous for his research on hysteria.

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Among physicians, Jean-Martin Charcot ranks 32 out of 726Before him are Camillo Golgi, Claude Bernard, Paul Ehrlich, Willem Einthoven, António Egas Moniz, and Allvar Gullstrand. After him are Qa'a, Al-Zahrawi, Marcello Malpighi, Alexis Carrel, Thutmose IV, and Rita Levi-Montalcini.

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Among people born in 1825, Jean-Martin Charcot ranks 6Before him are Johann Strauss II, Pedro II of Brazil, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Thomas Henry Huxley, and Ferdinand Lassalle. After him are Johann Jakob Balmer, Charles Garnier, Paul Kruger, Emil Erlenmeyer, Marie of Prussia, and Dadabhai Naoroji. Among people deceased in 1893, Jean-Martin Charcot ranks 4Before him are Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Guy de Maupassant, and Charles Gounod. After him are Patrice de MacMahon, Hippolyte Taine, Alexander of Battenberg, Rutherford B. Hayes, Jan Matejko, Edwin Booth, Josef Stefan, and Jules Ferry.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean-Martin Charcot ranks 383 out of 6,770Before him are Marin Mersenne (1588), Théophile Gautier (1811), Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1645), John Vianney (1786), Hans Bethe (1906), and Louis-Nicolas Davout (1770). After him are Jeanne d'Albret (1528), Jean Baptiste Perrin (1870), Léo Delibes (1836), Louis IV of France (920), Fernandel (1903), and Claude Adrien Helvétius (1715).

Among PHYSICIANS In France

Among physicians born in France, Jean-Martin Charcot ranks 4Before him are Albert Schweitzer (1875), Joseph-Ignace Guillotin (1738), and Claude Bernard (1813). After him are Alexis Carrel (1873), Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran (1845), Ambroise Paré (1510), Hilary of Poitiers (315), René Laennec (1781), Philippe Pinel (1745), Karl Brandt (1904), and Louis Auguste Blanqui (1805).