Magnus Hirschfeld

1868 - 1935

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Magnus Hirschfeld (14 May 1868 – 14 May 1935) was a German physician and sexologist educated primarily in Germany; he based his practice in Berlin-Charlottenburg during the Weimar period. An outspoken advocate for sexual minorities, Hirschfeld founded the Scientific-Humanitarian Committee and World League for Sexual Reform. Historian Dustin Goltz characterized the committee as having carried out "the first advocacy for homosexual and transgender rights". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Magnus Hirschfeld has received more than 987,777 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Magnus Hirschfeld is the 153rd most popular physician (down from 135th in 2019), the 221st most popular biography from Poland (down from 182nd 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 153 out of 509Before him are Virginia Apgar, Ctesias, Louis Ignarro, Herta Oberheuser, Frederick Chapman Robbins, and Ernst Gräfenberg. After him are August von Wassermann, George Emil Palade, Niels Kaj Jerne, Francis Peyton Rous, Francysk Skaryna, and George Minot.

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Among people born in 1868, Magnus Hirschfeld ranks 45Before him are La Belle Otero, Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild, Alexandra David-Néel, Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse, Koloman Moser, and Felix Hausdorff. After him are S. P. L. Sørensen, Kantarō Suzuki, Édouard Vuillard, Pompeu Fabra, Émile Chartier, and Paul Otlet. Among people deceased in 1935, Magnus Hirschfeld ranks 35Before him are Johan Halvorsen, Komitas, Panait Istrati, Josef Suk, Rashid Rida, and Aron Nimzowitsch. After him are Paul Bourget, Kurt Tucholsky, Anna Ancher, Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom, Ali of Hejaz, and Princess Anastasia of Montenegro.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Magnus Hirschfeld ranks 221 out of 1,231Before him are Ernst Toller (1893), Felix Hausdorff (1868), Otto von Below (1857), Otto Klemperer (1885), Carl Gotthard Langhans (1732), and Mieszko II Lambert (990). After him are Aleksandra Ekster (1882), Günther Anders (1902), Robert Luther (1822), Alice Miller (1923), Moritz Moszkowski (1854), and Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff (1848).

Among PHYSICIANS In Poland

Among physicians born in Poland, Magnus Hirschfeld ranks 8Before him are Rudolf Virchow (1821), Paul Ehrlich (1854), Emil von Behring (1854), Gerhard Domagk (1895), Albert Sabin (1906), and Carl Wernicke (1848). After him are Alexander Bogdanov (1873), Ludwig Guttmann (1899), Gavriil Ilizarov (1921), Jan Jesenius (1566), Leon Pinsker (1821), and Hilary Koprowski (1916).