L. L. Zamenhof

1859 - 1917

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L. L. Zamenhof (15 December 1859 – 14 April 1917) was an ophthalmologist who lived for most of his life in Warsaw. He is best known as the creator of Esperanto, the most widely used constructed international auxiliary language.Zamenhof first developed the language in 1873 while still in school. He grew up fascinated by the idea of a world without war. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of L. L. Zamenhof has received more than 529,038 page views. His biography is available in 104 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 100 in 2019). L. L. Zamenhof is the 9th most popular physician (down from 7th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Poland (up from 11th in 2019) and the most popular Polish Physician.

L. L. Zamenhof is most famous for inventing Esperanto, a language that is meant to be easy to learn and use.

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Among physicians, L. L. Zamenhof ranks 9 out of 509Before him are Galen, Paracelsus, Ignaz Semmelweis, Edward Jenner, Josef Mengele, and Robert Koch. After him are Basil of Caesarea, Albert Schweitzer, Andreas Vesalius, William Harvey, Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi, and Cyril of Alexandria.

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Among people born in 1859, L. L. Zamenhof ranks 5Before him are Arthur Conan Doyle, Wilhelm II, German Emperor, Henri Bergson, and Knut Hamsun. After him are John Dewey, Edmund Husserl, Pierre Curie, Alfred Dreyfus, Georges Seurat, Svante Arrhenius, and Billy the Kid. Among people deceased in 1917, L. L. Zamenhof ranks 6Before him are Émile Durkheim, Auguste Rodin, Edgar Degas, Mata Hari, and Octave Mirbeau. After him are Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Buffalo Bill, Eduard Buchner, Edward Burnett Tylor, Adolf von Baeyer, and Franz Brentano.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, L. L. Zamenhof ranks 10 out of 1,231Before him are Pope John Paul II (1920), Arthur Schopenhauer (1788), Rosa Luxemburg (1871), Catherine the Great (1762), Paul von Hindenburg (1847), and David Ben-Gurion (1886). After him are Heinz Guderian (1888), Lech Wałęsa (1943), Günter Grass (1927), Irena Sendler (1910), Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686), and Johann Gottfried Herder (1744).

Among PHYSICIANS In Poland

Among physicians born in Poland, L. L. Zamenhof ranks 1After him are Rudolf Virchow (1821), Paul Ehrlich (1854), Emil von Behring (1854), Gerhard Domagk (1895), Albert Sabin (1906), Carl Wernicke (1848), Magnus Hirschfeld (1868), Alexander Bogdanov (1873), Ludwig Guttmann (1899), Gavriil Ilizarov (1921), and Jan Jesenius (1566).