Karl Landsteiner

1868 - 1943

Karl Landsteiner

Karl Landsteiner, ([ ˈkʰaɐ̯l ˈlantˌʃtaɪ̯nɐ ]) , (14 June 1868 – 26 June 1943) was an Austrian biologist, physician, and immunologist. He distinguished the main blood groups in 1900, having developed the modern system of classification of blood groups from his identification of the presence of agglutinins in the blood, and identified, with Alexander S. Wiener, the Rhesus factor, in 1937, thus enabling physicians to transfuse blood without endangering the patient's life. With Constantin Levaditi and Erwin Popper, he discovered the polio virus in 1909. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Landsteiner has received more than 1,820,583 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 10th most popular biologist.

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Among biologists, Karl Landsteiner ranks 10 out of 686Before him are Alexander Fleming, Ivan Pavlov, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Ernst Haeckel, and Konrad Lorenz. After him are Peter Kropotkin, James Watson, Georges Cuvier, Alfred Russel Wallace, Richard Dawkins, and Francis Crick.

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Among people born in 1868, Karl Landsteiner ranks 5Before him are Nicholas II of Russia, Maxim Gorky, Miklós Horthy, and Fritz Haber. After him are Abdulmejid II, Robert Andrews Millikan, Constantine I of Greece, Emanuel Lasker, Gichin Funakoshi, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, and Arnold Sommerfeld. Among people deceased in 1943, Karl Landsteiner ranks 4Before him are Nikola Tesla, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and David Hilbert. After him are Pieter Zeeman, Isoroku Yamamoto, Simone Weil, Boris III of Bulgaria, Camille Claudel, Henrik Pontoppidan, Beatrix Potter, and Theodor Eicke.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Karl Landsteiner ranks 39 out of 799Before him are Herbert von Karajan (1908), Ferdinand I of Austria (1793), Charles I of Austria (1887), Konrad Lorenz (1903), Anton Bruckner (1824), and Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria (1858). After him are Kurt Gödel (1906), Viktor Frankl (1905), Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor (1415), Arnold Schoenberg (1874), Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor (1557), and Ludwig Boltzmann (1844).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Austria

Among biologists born in Austria, Karl Landsteiner ranks 2Before him are Konrad Lorenz (1903). After him are Karl von Frisch (1886), Ludwig von Bertalanffy (1901), Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti (1735), Othenio Abel (1875), Joy Adamson (1910), Erich von Tschermak (1871), Leopold Fitzinger (1802), Franz von Paula Schrank (1747), Walter Munk (1917), and Franz Steindachner (1834).

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