Jules A. Hoffmann

1941 - Today

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Jules A. Hoffmann (French pronunciation: ​[ʒyl ɔfman]; born 2 August 1941) is a Luxembourg-born French biologist. During his youth, growing up in Luxembourg, he developed a strong interest in insects under the influence of his father, Jos Hoffmann. This eventually resulted in the younger Hoffmann's dedication to the field of biology using insects as model organisms. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jules A. Hoffmann has received more than 117,160 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia. Jules A. Hoffmann is the 84th most popular biologist (down from 78th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Luxembourg (up from 11th in 2019) and the most popular Luxembourger Biologist.

Hoffmann is most famous for his work in the field of immunology. He was the first to observe that the body's immune system is composed of two parts: the humoral immunity, which is based on antibodies, and the cellular immunity, which is based on the white blood cells.

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Among biologists, Jules A. Hoffmann ranks 84 out of 844Before him are Johann Friedrich Gmelin, Irwin Rose, Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, Daniel Bovet, Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, and Carolus Clusius. After him are Julius Richard Petri, Pierre André Latreille, Alfred Hershey, Werner Arber, Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg, and Tomas Lindahl.

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Among people born in 1941, Jules A. Hoffmann ranks 56Before him are Abdullah Yusuf Azzam, Chick Corea, Viktor Zubkov, Nathalie Delon, Michael D. Higgins, and Frank Farian. After him are Claudine Auger, Eric Burdon, Roberto Carlos, Linda McCartney, Franco Columbu, and Toyo Ito.

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In Luxembourg

Among people born in Luxembourg, Jules A. Hoffmann ranks 10 out of 69Before him are Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1896), Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1955), Jean-Claude Juncker (1954), Étienne Lenoir (1822), Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1921), and Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1894). After him are Jacques Santer (1937), Ernst von Mansfeld (1580), Edward Steichen (1879), Gaston Thorn (1928), Hugo Gernsback (1884), and Joseph Bech (1887).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Luxembourg

Among biologists born in Luxembourg, Jules A. Hoffmann ranks 1After him are Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von Crantz (1722).