Magnus Hirschfeld

1868 - 1935

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Magnus T. Hirschfeld (14 May 1868 – 14 May 1935) was a Jewish German physician and sexologist, whose citizenship was later revoked by the Nazi government. Hirschfeld was educated in philosophy, philology and medicine. An outspoken advocate for sexual minorities, Hirschfeld founded the Scientific-Humanitarian Committee and World League for Sexual Reform. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Magnus Hirschfeld has received more than 1,766,475 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Magnus Hirschfeld is the 180th most popular physician (down from 157th in 2019), the 263rd most popular biography from Poland (down from 215th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Polish Physician.

Magnus Hirschfeld was a German physician, sexologist, and gay rights activist. He is most famous for his work in the field of sexual science.

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Among physicians, Magnus Hirschfeld ranks 180 out of 726Before him are Mehriban Aliyeva, Michael Stuart Brown, Dominique Jean Larrey, Joseph Murray, Alexander Bogdanov, and Gerhard Armauer Hansen. After him are Bernardo Houssay, Alan Hodgkin, August von Wassermann, Hans Sloane, Werner Haase, and Giovanni Battista Morgagni.

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Among people born in 1868, Magnus Hirschfeld ranks 51Before him are Édouard Vuillard, Felix Hausdorff, Koloman Moser, Gustav Noske, S. P. L. Sørensen, and Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom. After him are Princess Anastasia of Montenegro, James Brendan Connolly, Eleanor H. Porter, Jane Avril, Olga Knipper, and Louis Couturat. Among people deceased in 1935, Magnus Hirschfeld ranks 41Before him are John Macleod, Aron Nimzowitsch, Anna Ancher, Paul Bourget, Rashid Rida, and Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom. After him are Princess Anastasia of Montenegro, Ma Barker, Kurt Tucholsky, Abraham Isaac Kook, Gareth Jones, and Jean Béraud.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Magnus Hirschfeld ranks 263 out of 1,694Before him are Nikolai Myaskovsky (1881), Jan Długosz (1415), Alexander Bogdanov (1873), Franz Mehring (1846), Kazimierz Deyna (1947), and Wanda Landowska (1879). After him are Konstanty Kalinowski (1838), Gunderic (379), Henryk Szeryng (1918), Hugo Münsterberg (1863), Robert Wiene (1873), and Jan Kochanowski (1530).

Among PHYSICIANS In Poland

Among physicians born in Poland, Magnus Hirschfeld ranks 8Before him are Rudolf Virchow (1821), Emil von Behring (1854), Paul Ehrlich (1854), Albert Sabin (1906), Carl Wernicke (1848), and Alexander Bogdanov (1873). After him are Leon Pinsker (1821), Bronisława Dłuska (1865), Jan Jesenius (1566), Albert Ludwig Sigesmund Neisser (1855), Hilary Koprowski (1916), and Robert Remak (1815).