Jules Bordet

1870 - 1961

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Jules Jean Baptiste Vincent Bordet (; French pronunciation: [ʒyl ʒɑ̃ batist vɛ̃sɑ̃ bɔʁdɛ]; 13 June 1870 – 6 April 1961) was a Belgian immunologist and microbiologist. The bacterial genus Bordetella is named after him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jules Bordet has received more than 136,503 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia. Jules Bordet is the 25th most popular biologist (up from 29th in 2019), the 48th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 47th in 2019) and the most popular Belgian Biologist.

Jules Bordet is most famous for his discovery of the Bordetella pertussis bacterium, which causes whooping cough.

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Among biologists, Jules Bordet ranks 25 out of 1,097Before him are Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, Luc Montagnier, Robert Brown, Richard Dawkins, Maria Sibylla Merian, and Conrad Gessner. After him are Rachel Carson, Yoshinori Ohsumi, Katherine Oppenheimer, Theodor Schwann, Ada Yonath, and Santiago Ramón y Cajal.

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Among people born in 1870, Jules Bordet ranks 7Before him are Vladimir Lenin, Maria Montessori, Alfred Adler, Christian X of Denmark, Franz Lehár, and Jean Baptiste Perrin. After him are Adolf Loos, Albert Fish, Miguel Primo de Rivera, William G. Morgan, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, and Juho Kusti Paasikivi. Among people deceased in 1961, Jules Bordet ranks 10Before him are Patrice Lumumba, Dag Hammarskjöld, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Emily Greene Balch, Gary Cooper, and Percy Williams Bridgman. After him are Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Mohammed V of Morocco, Rafael Trujillo, Otto Loewi, Adnan Menderes, and Frantz Fanon.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Jules Bordet ranks 48 out of 1,190Before him are Hergé (1907), Victor Horta (1861), Henry van de Velde (1863), Marguerite Yourcenar (1903), Henri La Fontaine (1854), and Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568). After him are Simon Stevin (1548), Margaret of Parma (1522), Julio Cortázar (1914), Isabella of Austria (1501), Adolphe Sax (1814), and Princess Stéphanie of Belgium (1864).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Belgium

Among biologists born in Belgium, Jules Bordet ranks 1After him are Albert Claude (1899), Henri Milne-Edwards (1800), Barthélemy Charles Joseph Dumortier (1797), Edouard Van Beneden (1846), George Albert Boulenger (1858), Marie-Anne Libert (1782), Émile Auguste Joseph De Wildeman (1866), and Peter Piot (1949).