Joseph Meister

1876 - 1940

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Joseph Meister (21 February 1876 – 24 June 1940) was the first person to be inoculated against rabies by Louis Pasteur, and likely the first person to be successfully treated for the infection, which has a >99% fatality rate once symptoms set in. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Meister has received more than 158,630 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Joseph Meister is the 52nd most popular celebrity (down from 51st in 2019), the 1,925th most popular biography from France (down from 1,842nd in 2019) and the 5th most popular French Celebrity.

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  • 160k

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  • 57.59

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.17

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.66

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Joseph Meisters by language

Over the past year Joseph Meister has had the most page views in the with 18,492 views, followed by French (12,671), and Russian (8,075). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Egyptian Arabic (119.72%), Esperanto (43.88%), and Dutch (35.36%)


Among celebrities, Joseph Meister ranks 52 out of 265Before him are Chandra Bahadur Dangi, Stańczyk, Isabel Preysler, Kim Peek, Elizabeth Stride, and María Capovilla. After him are Emilie Louise Flöge, Alice Keppel, Titus van Rijn, Jean-Marie Loret, Paris Hilton, and Kim Ung-yong.

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Among people born in 1876, Joseph Meister ranks 56Before him are August Sander, Nicola Romeo, Natalie Clifford Barney, Hideyo Noguchi, Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, and Henri de Baillet-Latour. After him are Edvard Eriksen, Tatyana Afanasyeva, Archduchess Maria Annunciata of Austria, Prince Harald of Denmark, Alvin Kraenzlein, and Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. Among people deceased in 1940, Joseph Meister ranks 51Before him are Albin Lermusiaux, Édouard Claparède, Paul Nizan, Walter Chrysler, Countess Marie Larisch von Moennich, and Pedro de Alcântara, Prince of Grão-Pará. After him are Anton Korošec, Arthur Zimmermann, Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Jan Kubelík, Prince Wilhelm of Prussia, and Wilhelm Dörpfeld.

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In France

Among people born in France, Joseph Meister ranks 1,925 out of 6,770Before him are Claude Brasseur (1936), Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron (1731), Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy (1213), Albert Sarraut (1872), Guillaume Bigourdan (1851), and Adela of France (1009). After him are Jean-Pierre Beltoise (1937), Henriette of Cleves (1542), Balthasar Gérard (1557), Princess Isabelle of Orléans (1878), Pierre Werner (1913), and Ravachol (1859).


Among celebrities born in France, Joseph Meister ranks 5Before him are Jeanne Calment (1875), Marie Duplessis (1824), Blanche Monnier (1849), and Philippe Petit (1949). After him are Jean-Marie Loret (1918), Nicolas Chopin (1771), Denise Perrier (1935), Michel Lotito (1950), Apollonie Sabatier (1822), Sébastien Foucan (1974), and Iris Mittenaere (1993).