Jean Astruc

1684 - 1766

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Jean Astruc (19 March 1684, in Sauve, France – 5 May 1766, in Paris) was a professor of medicine in France at Montpellier and Paris, who wrote the first great treatise on syphilis and venereal diseases, and also, with a small anonymously published book, played a fundamental part in the origins of critical textual analysis of works of the Bible. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Astruc has received more than 44,714 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Jean Astruc is the 2,048th most popular writer (down from 2,035th in 2019), the 2,211th most popular biography from France (down from 2,130th in 2019) and the 291st most popular French Writer.

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Among writers, Jean Astruc ranks 2,048 out of 5,794Before him are Samael Aun Weor, Edward Bellamy, János Arany, Yuri Bondarev, Magnus Felix Ennodius, and Gustav Schwab. After him are João Guimarães Rosa, Marianne Weber, Nigidius Figulus, Radoje Domanović, Ernst von Salomon, and Mustafa Balel.

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Among people born in 1684, Jean Astruc ranks 10Before him are Maria Barbara Bach, Tokugawa Yoshimune, Francesco Durante, Charles Alexander, Duke of Württemberg, Johann Gottfried Walther, and Edward Vernon. After him are Jean-Baptiste van Loo, Charles Louis Auguste Fouquet, duc de Belle-Isle, Francesco Manfredini, Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Matthias Bel, and Wilhelm Reinhard von Neipperg. Among people deceased in 1766, Jean Astruc ranks 12Before him are Leopold Joseph von Daun, Giuseppe Castiglione, Jean-Marc Nattier, Thomas Abbt, Johann Christoph Gottsched, and Marie Victoire de Noailles. After him are Dominikus Zimmermann, Adrien Maurice de Noailles, Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer, Ivan Polzunov, and Jane Colden.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean Astruc ranks 2,211 out of 5,234Before him are Legall de Kermeur (1702), Jacques Loussier (1934), Margaret of Burgundy, Duchess of Bavaria (1374), Marie-Pierre Kœnig (1898), Michel-Gabriel Paccard (1757), and Magnus Felix Ennodius (473). After him are Lucien Muller (1934), Pierre Soulages (1919), Jacques Cœur (1395), Henri Grégoire (1750), Guillaume Dubois (1656), and René Louiche Desfontaines (1750).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Jean Astruc ranks 291Before him are Roger Peyrefitte (1907), Charles de Brosses (1709), Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr (1808), Gaston Paris (1839), Sébastien Japrisot (1931), and Magnus Felix Ennodius (473). After him are Pierre Alexis Ponson du Terrail (1829), Philippe Sollers (1936), Joseph Joffo (1931), Albert Gleizes (1881), Francis Jammes (1868), and Paul Morand (1888).