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Marie François Xavier Bichat

1771 - 1802

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Marie François Xavier Bichat (; French: [biʃa]; 14 November 1771 – 22 July 1802) was a French anatomist and pathologist, known as the father of modern histology. Although he worked without a microscope, Bichat distinguished 21 types of elementary tissues from which the organs of the human body are composed. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marie François Xavier Bichat has received more than 76,017 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Marie François Xavier Bichat is the 112th most popular physician (up from 119th in 2019), the 946th most popular biography from France (down from 941st in 2019) and the 16th most popular French Physician.

Marie François Xavier Bichat is most famous for his work on the study of tissues. He was a French anatomist and physiologist who is best known for his work on the study of tissues.

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Among PHYSICIANS

Among physicians, Marie François Xavier Bichat ranks 112 out of 509Before him are Corneille Heymans, Ragnar Granit, Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, William P. Murphy, Johannes Peter Müller, and Baruch Samuel Blumberg. After him are Otto Loewi, Ulf von Euler, Erasistratus, Elizabeth Blackwell, Guy de Chauliac, and Georgios Papanikolaou.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1771, Marie François Xavier Bichat ranks 11Before him are Emperor Kōkaku, Antoine-Jean Gros, Julie Clary, Princess Louise Auguste of Denmark, Alois Senefelder, and Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover. After him are Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg, Jean-Andoche Junot, Laskarina Bouboulina, Mungo Park, Gotthelf Fischer von Waldheim, and Duke Alexander of Württemberg. Among people deceased in 1802, Marie François Xavier Bichat ranks 3Before him are Erasmus Darwin and Ferdinand, Duke of Parma. After him are Clotilde of France, Ludovico Manin, Charles Alexandre de Calonne, Martha Washington, Luisa of Naples and Sicily, Alexander Radishchev, Franz Aepinus, Prince Henry of Prussia, and Jens Juel.

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In France

Among people born in France, Marie François Xavier Bichat ranks 946 out of 5,234Before him are André Bazin (1918), Bourvil (1917), Philip II, Duke of Savoy (1438), Paul Vidal de La Blache (1845), René Clément (1913), and Louis Néel (1904). After him are Adelaide of Maurienne (1092), Claude-Louis Navier (1785), Robert I, Duke of Burgundy (1011), Charles III, Duke of Savoy (1486), Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813), and René Cassin (1887).

Among PHYSICIANS In France

Among physicians born in France, Marie François Xavier Bichat ranks 16Before him are Karl Brandt (1904), Louis Auguste Blanqui (1805), Hilary of Poitiers (315), Jean Nicot (1530), Charles Nicolle (1866), and Albert Calmette (1863). After him are Guy de Chauliac (1300), Jean Dausset (1916), Jean Marc Gaspard Itard (1774), Georges Gilles de la Tourette (1857), Dominique Jean Larrey (1766), and André Frédéric Cournand (1895).