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Max Joseph von Pettenkofer

1818 - 1901

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Max Joseph Pettenkofer, ennobled in 1883 as Max Joseph von Pettenkofer (3 December 1818 – 10 February 1901) was a Bavarian chemist and hygienist. He is known for his work in practical hygiene, as an apostle of good water, fresh air and proper sewage disposal. He was further known as an anti-contagionist, a school of thought, named later on, that did not believe in the then novel concept that bacteria were the main cause of disease. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Max Joseph von Pettenkofer has received more than 85,981 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Max Joseph von Pettenkofer is the 288th most popular chemist (down from 222nd in 2019), the 1,675th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,277th in 2019) and the 52nd most popular German Chemist.

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Among chemists, Max Joseph von Pettenkofer ranks 288 out of 509Before him are S. P. L. Sørensen, Ryōji Noyori, Hartmut Michel, Georg Brandt, Andreas Libavius, and William C. Campbell. After him are Rasmus Bartholin, Théophile-Jules Pelouze, Rudolph A. Marcus, Leopold Gmelin, Martin Lowry, and Aaron Klug.

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Among people born in 1818, Max Joseph von Pettenkofer ranks 37Before him are Emil du Bois-Reymond, Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen, Infante Carlos, Count of Montemolin, Francesco Crispi, Heinrich Göbel, and Charles Alexander, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. After him are P. G. T. Beauregard, Marie of Saxe-Altenburg, Maria Mitchell, Prince August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Franciscus Donders, and Konstantin Petrovich von Kaufmann. Among people deceased in 1901, Max Joseph von Pettenkofer ranks 24Before him are Elisha Gray, Paul Rée, Josef Rheinberger, Francesco Crispi, Charles Alexander, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, and George Francis FitzGerald. After him are Adolf Eugen Fick, Iosif Gurko, Princess Januária of Brazil, Lev Ivanov, Shō Tai, and François-Marie Raoult.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Max Joseph von Pettenkofer ranks 1,675 out of 6,142Before him are Hans Hermann von Katte (1704), Friedrich Christian, Margrave of Meissen (1893), Ferdinand Hiller (1811), Princess Adelheid-Marie of Anhalt-Dessau (1833), Carl Gustav Carus (1789), and Josef Bühler (1904). After him are Princess Sophia Dorothea of Prussia (1719), Hans Blumenberg (1920), Else Lasker-Schüler (1869), Kurt Gerron (1897), Carl Ludwig (1816), and Marianne Weber (1870).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Max Joseph von Pettenkofer ranks 52Before him are Hermann Kolbe (1818), John Polanyi (1929), Christian Friedrich Schönbein (1799), Andreas Sigismund Marggraf (1709), Hartmut Michel (1948), and Andreas Libavius (1555). After him are Leopold Gmelin (1788), Carl Reichenbach (1788), Viktor Meyer (1848), Karl Friedrich Mohr (1806), Clemens Winkler (1838), and Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge (1795).