Max Theiler

1899 - 1972

Max Theiler

Max Theiler (30 January 1899 – 11 August 1972) was a South African-American virologist and physician. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1951 for developing a vaccine against yellow fever in 1937, becoming the first African-born Nobel laureate.Born in Pretoria, Theiler was educated in South Africa through completion of his degree in medical school. He went to London for postgraduate work at St Thomas's Hospital Medical School, King's College London, and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, earning a 1922 diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Max Theiler has received more than 118,372 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 63rd most popular biologist.

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Among biologists, Max Theiler ranks 63 out of 686Before him are Hugo de Vries, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, Ernst Mayr, Hugo Theorell, Alexander Oparin, and Herman Boerhaave. After him are Carl Peter Thunberg, George Beadle, Daniel Bovet, Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin, Nikolai Vavilov, and Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg.

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Among people born in 1899, Max Theiler ranks 29Before him are Miguel Ángel Asturias, Suzanne Lenglen, Paul Hermann Müller, Albert Claude, Charles Laughton, and Bertil Ohlin. After him are George Cukor, Alfred Schütz, John Hasbrouck Van Vleck, Fritz Albert Lipmann, Georg von Békésy, and Gloria Swanson. Among people deceased in 1972, Max Theiler ranks 25Before him are Cristóbal Balenciaga, Andrei Tupolev, Maurice Chevalier, Dino Buzzati, Asta Nielsen, and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. After him are Athenagoras I of Constantinople, Heinrich Lübke, Jackie Robinson, Georg von Békésy, Margaret Rutherford, and Henri Coandă.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Max Theiler ranks 14 out of 220Before him are Christiaan Barnard (1922), Desmond Tutu (1931), Miriam Makeba (1932), Elon Musk (1971), Paul Kruger (1825), and Jacob Zuma (1942). After him are Thabo Mbeki (1942), P. W. Botha (1916), Charlize Theron (1975), Sydney Brenner (1927), Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark (1942), and Allan MacLeod Cormack (1924).

Among BIOLOGISTS In South Africa

Among biologists born in South Africa, Max Theiler ranks 1After him are Sydney Brenner (1927), Christiaan Hendrik Persoon (1761), Austin Stevens (null), and Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer (1907).