Maurice Hilleman

1919 - 2005

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Maurice Ralph Hilleman (August 30, 1919 – April 11, 2005) was a leading American microbiologist who specialized in vaccinology and developed over 40 vaccines, an unparalleled record of productivity. According to one estimate, his vaccines save nearly 8 million lives each year. Many have described him as one of the most influential vaccinologists of all time.Of the 14 vaccines routinely recommended in current American vaccine schedules, Hilleman and his team developed eight: those for measles, mumps, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, chickenpox, Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae bacteria. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maurice Hilleman has received more than 541,452 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Maurice Hilleman is the 10,092nd most popular politician (up from 11,459th in 2019), the 3,998th most popular biography from United States (up from 5,106th in 2019) and the 246th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Maurice Hilleman ranks 10,092 out of 15,710Before him are Brihadratha Maurya, Eero Mäntyranta, Tarmashirin, Constantine III, King of Armenia, Mehmet Ali Talat, and Magdalena Sibylla of Saxe-Weissenfels. After him are Guilhermina Suggia, Raymond-Roupen, Puzur-Ashur I, Euphrosyne, Thomas E. Dewey, and Joseph de Villèle.

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Among people born in 1919, Maurice Hilleman ranks 147Before him are Adamantios Androutsopoulos, Salomon Morel, Lennie Tristano, Sam Wanamaker, Artur Fischer, and Billy Vaughn. After him are Hans Hermann Groër, Dan O'Herlihy, James H. Wilkinson, Wilson Greatbatch, Briek Schotte, and Doris Miller. Among people deceased in 2005, Maurice Hilleman ranks 131Before him are Polina Astakhova, Sunil Dutt, Eddie Guerrero, Corrado Bafile, Yevgeny Grishin, and Eddie Albert. After him are István Nyers, Frank Gorshin, Dan O'Herlihy, Stanley Williams, Tilly Fleischer, and Virginia Mayo.

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Among people born in United States, Maurice Hilleman ranks 3,998 out of 15,968Before him are Michael Winslow (1958), Cherry Jones (1956), Peter Strauss (1947), Edward MacDowell (1860), Rob Lowe (1964), and Billy Vaughn (1919). After him are George Shultz (1920), Bob King (1906), Courtney Hodges (1887), Stan Winston (1946), Steve Jackson (1953), and Thomas E. Dewey (1902).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Maurice Hilleman ranks 246Before him are Lawrence Eagleburger (1930), Dianne Feinstein (1933), Julia Gardiner Tyler (1820), James S. Sherman (1855), Black Hawk (1767), and Ed Koch (1924). After him are Thomas E. Dewey (1902), Lee Radziwill (1933), Joseph Brant (1742), Nick Bollettieri (1931), Robert Smith (1757), and Jim Gray (1944).