Kitasato Shibasaburō

1853 - 1931

Kitasato Shibasaburō

Baron Kitasato Shibasaburō (北里 柴三郎, January 29, 1853 – June 13, 1931) was a Japanese physician and bacteriologist. He is remembered as the co-discoverer of the infectious agent of bubonic plague in Hong Kong in 1894, almost simultaneously with Alexandre Yersin. Kitasato was nominated for the first annual Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1901. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kitasato Shibasaburō has received more than 147,125 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 154th most popular physician.

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Among physicians, Kitasato Shibasaburō ranks 153 out of 438Before him are Louis Ignarro, Elizabeth Blackwell, Albert of Riga, Bernard Kouchner, Guy de Chauliac, and Tasuku Honjo. After him are Pietro Andrea Mattioli, Joseph Calasanz, Andrew Schally, August von Wassermann, Haldan Keffer Hartline, and Virginia Apgar.

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Among people born in 1853, Kitasato Shibasaburō ranks 20Before him are Errico Malatesta, Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia, Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar, Alphonse Bertillon, Hans Christian Gram, and Princess Thyra of Denmark. After him are Franz I, Prince of Liechtenstein, Oskar Potiorek, Hussein Kamel of Egypt, Emil Jellinek, Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, and Katharina Schratt. Among people deceased in 1931, Kitasato Shibasaburō ranks 26Before him are Peter Kürten, Armand Fallières, Nathan Söderblom, Eugène Ysaÿe, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, and Carin Göring. After him are Vincent d'Indy, Giovanni Boldini, Prince Emanuele Filiberto, Duke of Aosta, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, and Charles Algernon Parsons.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Kitasato Shibasaburō ranks 185 out of 3,113Before him are Honda Tadakatsu (1548), Junko Tabei (1939), Tasuku Honjo (1942), Emperor Ankō (401), Yosa Buson (1716), and Emperor Antoku (1178). After him are Emperor Tenmu (631), Shigeru Yoshida (1878), Nobusuke Kishi (1896), Shumpei Inoue (null), Empress Jingū (169), and Sonny Chiba (1939).


Among physicians born in Japan, Kitasato Shibasaburō ranks 3Before him are Shirō Ishii (1892) and Tasuku Honjo (1942). After him are Hakaru Hashimoto (1881), Shinya Yamanaka (1962), Kiyoshi Shiga (1871), and Akira Endo (1933).

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