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Jules Bordet

1870 - 1961

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Jules Jean Baptiste Vincent Bordet (; 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 119,304 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Jules Bordet is the 29th most popular biologist (up from 33rd in 2019), the 47th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 59th 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 29 out of 841Before him are Maria Sibylla Merian, Rachel Carson, Élie Metchnikoff, Trofim Lysenko, Barbara McClintock, and Conrad Gessner. After him are Dian Fossey, Charles Richet, Theodor Schwann, Yoshinori Ohsumi, Harald zur Hausen, and Albrecht Kossel.

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Among people born in 1870, Jules Bordet ranks 8Before him are Maria Montessori, Alfred Adler, Franz Lehár, Christian X of Denmark, Adolf Loos, and Jean Baptiste Perrin. After him are Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Albert Fish, William G. Morgan, Miguel Primo de Rivera, Louis II, Prince of Monaco, and Lavr Kornilov. Among people deceased in 1961, Jules Bordet ranks 10Before him are Dag Hammarskjöld, Patrice Lumumba, Gary Cooper, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Emily Greene Balch. After him are Zog I of Albania, Rafael Trujillo, Adnan Menderes, Frantz Fanon, Mohammed V of Morocco, and Percy Williams Bridgman.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Jules Bordet ranks 47 out of 1,019Before him are Eddy Merckx (1945), Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568), Abraham Ortelius (1527), Guillaume Du Fay (1397), Carlota of Mexico (1840), and Adolphe Sax (1814). After him are Simon Stevin (1548), Henry van de Velde (1863), Samo (600), Marguerite Yourcenar (1903), Henri La Fontaine (1854), and Jan Baptist van Helmont (1580).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Belgium

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