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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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Meister has received more than 132,951 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Joseph Meister is the 54th most popular celebrity (down from 52nd in 2019), the 1,849th most popular biography from France (up from 1,934th in 2019) and the 6th most popular French Celebrity.

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Among celebrities, Joseph Meister ranks 54 out of 181Before him are Chandra Bahadur Dangi, Elizabeth Stride, María Capovilla, Alice Keppel, Dan Inosanto, and Eduard Roschmann. After him are Henrietta Lacks, Florence Owens Thompson, Sultan Kösen, Victor Kugler, Betsy Ross, and Guy de Rothschild.

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Among people born in 1876, Joseph Meister ranks 56Before him are Tomáš Baťa, Anna de Noailles, Fevzi Çakmak, Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, William Ernest, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, and Walter Sydney Adams. After him are Julio González, Archduchess Maria Annunciata of Austria, Hideyo Noguchi, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Tatyana Afanasyeva, and Ettore Bastico. Among people deceased in 1940, Joseph Meister ranks 51Before him are Édouard Claparède, Prince Wilhelm of Prussia, Prince Christopher of Greece and Denmark, Countess Marie Larisch von Moennich, Jesse Livermore, and Lewis Hine. After him are Paul Nizan, Anton Korošec, Arthur Zimmermann, Wilhelm Dörpfeld, Alfred Loisy, and Anton Hansen Tammsaare.

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Among people born in France, Joseph Meister ranks 1,849 out of 6,011Before him are Étienne Méhul (1763), Charles de Bourbon (1523), Joan of Valois, Queen of Navarre (1343), John III, Duke of Bavaria (1374), Jacques Mesrine (1936), and Louise Élisabeth de Bourbon (1693). After him are Antoine Gombaud (1607), Francis Veber (1937), Louis Durey (1888), Aymon, Count of Savoy (1291), Georges Guynemer (1894), and Warda Al-Jazairia (1939).


Among celebrities born in France, Joseph Meister ranks 6Before him are Jeanne Calment (1875), Philippe Petit (1949), Marie Duplessis (1824), Blanche Monnier (1849), and Jean-Marie Loret (1918). After him are Guy de Rothschild (1909), Denise Perrier (1935), Guillaume Delisle (1675), Sébastien Foucan (1974), Iris Mittenaere (1993), and Alexandra Rosenfeld (1986).