Marcel Petiot

1897 - 1946

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Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot (17 January 1897 – 25 May 1946) was a French doctor and serial killer. He was convicted of multiple murders after the discovery of the remains of 23 people in the basement of his home in Paris during World War II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marcel Petiot has received more than 939,334 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Marcel Petiot is the 212th most popular physician (up from 233rd in 2019), the 1,607th most popular biography from France (up from 1,649th in 2019) and the 27th most popular French Physician.

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Among physicians, Marcel Petiot ranks 212 out of 509. Before him are David H. Hubel, Karl Adolph von Basedow, Nicolaes Tulp, Engelbert Kaempfer, Jean-Étienne Dominique Esquirol, and Constantine the African. After him are Horst Schumann, Alexander Bogdanov, Hieronymus Fabricius, Leonhart Fuchs, Mungo Park, and John Harvey Kellogg.

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Among people born in 1897, Marcel Petiot ranks 78Before him are Douglas Sirk, Emil Maurice, Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, Wilfred Bion, Ana Aslan, and Kurt Gerron. After him are Judith Anderson, Károly Kerényi, Josep Pla, Adolf Heusinger, Rouben Mamoulian, and Samuel Noah Kramer. Among people deceased in 1946, Marcel Petiot ranks 55Before him are Ignacy Mościcki, Per Albin Hansson, Gustav Noske, Alfred Stieglitz, Hisaichi Terauchi, and Miroslav Filipović. After him are James Jeans, Grigory Mikhaylovich Semyonov, Karl Eberhard Schöngarth, Rüdiger von der Goltz, Max Koegel, and Arthur Greiser.

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In France

Among people born in France, Marcel Petiot ranks 1,607 out of 5,234. Before him are Bernard de Tremelay (1100), Jacques Paul Migne (1800), Madame d'Aulnoy (1651), Antoine Griezmann (1991), Paul Virilio (1932), and Amadeus V, Count of Savoy (1249). After him are Élie Cartan (1869), Armand de Bourbon, Prince of Conti (1629), Jean Dujardin (1972), Armand-Augustin-Louis de Caulaincourt (1773), Prince Robert, Duke of Chartres (1840), and Patrice Chéreau (1944).

Among PHYSICIANS In France

Among physicians born in France, Marcel Petiot ranks 27Before him are Dominique Jean Larrey (1766), André Frédéric Cournand (1895), Maurice Bucaille (1920), Bernard Kouchner (1939), Jean-Baptiste Denys (1643), and Jean-Étienne Dominique Esquirol (1772). After him are Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis (1757), François Magendie (1783), Duchenne de Boulogne (1806), Guillaume Dupuytren (1777), Edmond Locard (1877), and Michel-Gabriel Paccard (1757).