L. L. Zamenhof

1859 - 1917

L. L. Zamenhof

Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof (Esperanto: Ludoviko Lazaro Zamenhof; Yiddish: אליעזר לודוויג זאַמענהאָף‎‎; 15 December [O.S. 3 December] 1859 – 14 April [O.S. 1 April] 1917) was a Polish ophthalmologist, linguist and the inventor of the international language Esperanto, the most widely used constructed international auxiliary language in the world.Zamenhof first developed the language in 1873 while still in school. He grew up fascinated by the idea of a world without war. He believed that this could happen with the help of a new international auxiliary language. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of L. L. Zamenhof has received more than 426,862 page views. His biography is available in 100 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 8th most popular physician.

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Among physicians, L. L. Zamenhof ranks 7 out of 438Before him are Hippocrates, Paracelsus, Galen, Florence Nightingale, Josef Mengele, and Willem Einthoven. After him are Basil of Caesarea, Robert Koch, Albert Schweitzer, Edward Jenner, Andreas Vesalius, and Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi.

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

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, L. L. Zamenhof ranks 11 out of 930Before him are Catherine the Great (1762), Arthur Schopenhauer (1788), Rosa Luxemburg (1871), Paul von Hindenburg (1847), Lech Wałęsa (1943), and David Ben-Gurion (1886). After him are Heinz Guderian (1888), Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686), Günter Grass (1927), Wernher von Braun (1912), Fritz Haber (1868), 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), Gerhard Domagk (1895), Emil von Behring (1854), Albert Sabin (1906), Magnus Hirschfeld (1868), Carl Wernicke (1848), Jan Jesenius (1566), Ludwig Guttmann (1899), Alexander Bogdanov (1873), and Gavriil Ilizarov (1921).

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