Julius Richard Petri

1852 - 1921

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Julius Richard Petri (31 May 1852 – 20 December 1921) was a German microbiologist who is generally credited with inventing the device known as the Petri dish, which is named after him, while working as assistant to bacteriologist Robert Koch. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Julius Richard Petri has received more than 133,890 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Julius Richard Petri is the 85th most popular biologist (up from 90th in 2019), the 819th most popular biography from Germany (down from 760th in 2019) and the 12th most popular German Biologist.

Julius Richard Petri is most famous for inventing the dish, or petri dish.

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Among biologists, Julius Richard Petri ranks 85 out of 844Before him are Irwin Rose, Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, Daniel Bovet, Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, Carolus Clusius, and Jules A. Hoffmann. After him are Pierre André Latreille, Alfred Hershey, Werner Arber, Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg, Tomas Lindahl, and Hugo Theorell.

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Among people born in 1852, Julius Richard Petri ranks 18Before him are Joseph Joffre, Charles Taze Russell, Alice Liddell, William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Ferdinand von Lindemann, and Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf. After him are Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Paul Henri Balluet d'Estournelles de Constant, Calamity Jane, Constantin Fehrenbach, Christian Krohg, and H. H. Asquith. Among people deceased in 1921, Julius Richard Petri ranks 18Before him are Alfred Hermann Fried, Antoni Grabowski, Nicholas I of Montenegro, Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, Alexander Blok, and Henrietta Swan Leavitt. After him are Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil, Eugen Dühring, Hermann Schwarz, `Abdu'l-Bahá, Engelbert Humperdinck, and Fernand Khnopff.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Julius Richard Petri ranks 819 out of 5,289Before him are Johannes Trithemius (1462), Robert Aumann (1930), Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow (1557), Philipp Otto Runge (1777), Wilhelm Windelband (1848), and Josef Terboven (1898). After him are Viktor Lutze (1890), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (1925), Günther Lütjens (1889), Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1823), Albrecht III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg (1414), and August Landmesser (1910).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Germany

Among biologists born in Germany, Julius Richard Petri ranks 12Before him are Theodor Schwann (1810), Hans Spemann (1869), Albrecht Kossel (1853), Ernst Mayr (1904), Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804), and Johann Friedrich Gmelin (1748). After him are Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg (1795), Bernard Katz (1911), Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber (1739), Walther Flemming (1843), Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard (1942), and Theodor Escherich (1857).