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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 145,153 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia. Julius Richard Petri is the 102nd most popular biologist (down from 85th in 2019), the 959th most popular biography from Germany (down from 819th 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 102 out of 841Before him are Philip Sclater, Hans Christian Gram, Martinus Beijerinck, Günter Blobel, Charles Lucien Bonaparte, and Sylvia Earle. After him are Aaron Ciechanover, Ludwig von Bertalanffy, Christiaan Hendrik Persoon, George Davis Snell, Antoine-Augustin Parmentier, and Sydney Brenner.

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Among people born in 1852, Julius Richard Petri ranks 20Before him are William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Alice Liddell, Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, Paul Henri Balluet d'Estournelles de Constant, Ferdinand von Lindemann, and Calamity Jane. After him are Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Tewfik Pasha, Constantin Fehrenbach, H. H. Asquith, Paul Bourget, and Christian Krohg. Among people deceased in 1921, Julius Richard Petri ranks 22Before him are Antoni Grabowski, Alexander Blok, Engelbert Humperdinck, William II of Württemberg, Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil, and `Abdu'l-Bahá. After him are Ignác Goldziher, Eugen Dühring, Robert de Montesquiou, Karl von Bülow, Fernand Khnopff, and Vladimir Korolenko.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Julius Richard Petri ranks 959 out of 6,142Before him are Sophie of Württemberg (1818), Karl Abraham (1877), Erich Auerbach (1892), Max Wolf (1863), Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1886), and Johann Christoph Bach (1642). After him are Nicolaus Zinzendorf (1700), Ulay (1943), Hans von Euler-Chelpin (1873), Friedrich Kuhlau (1786), Harald Quandt (1921), and Lothar von Richthofen (1894).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Germany

Among biologists born in Germany, Julius Richard Petri ranks 12Before him are August Weismann (1834), Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804), Hans Spemann (1869), Peter Simon Pallas (1741), Ernst Mayr (1904), and Bernard Katz (1911). After him are Georg Wilhelm Steller (1709), Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber (1739), Walther Flemming (1843), Theodor Escherich (1857), Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard (1942), and Erwin Neher (1944).