Olaus Rudbeck

1630 - 1702

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Olaus Rudbeck (also known as Olof Rudbeck the Elder, to distinguish him from his son, and occasionally with the surname Latinized as Olaus Rudbeckius) (13 September 1630 – 12 December 1702) was a Swedish scientist and writer, professor of medicine at Uppsala University, and for several periods rector magnificus of the same university. He was born in Västerås, the son of Bishop Johannes Rudbeckius, who was personal chaplain to King Gustavus Adolphus, and the father of botanist Olof Rudbeck the Younger. Rudbeck is primarily known for his contributions in two fields: human anatomy and linguistics, but he was also accomplished in many other fields including music and botany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Olaus Rudbeck has received more than 94,908 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Olaus Rudbeck is the 153rd most popular biologist (down from 127th in 2019), the 189th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 169th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Biologist.

Olaus Rudbeck is most famous for his work on the human brain. He was a Swedish physician and scientist who was born in 1630 and died in 1702. He spent a lot of time studying the brain and how it works. He was also the founder of Uppsala University.

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Among biologists, Olaus Rudbeck ranks 153 out of 841Before him are Theodor Escherich, John James Audubon, Mario Capecchi, Mikhail Tsvet, J. Michael Bishop, and Jakob von Uexküll. After him are Johan Christian Fabricius, Paul Greengard, Anna Atkins, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, Peter Medawar, and Erwin Neher.

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Among people born in 1630, Olaus Rudbeck ranks 8Before him are Stenka Razin, Sophia of Hanover, Eleonora Gonzaga, Madame de Brinvilliers, Hennig Brand, and Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma. After him are Josefa de Óbidos, Sigismund Francis, Archduke of Austria, Ludolf Bakhuizen, Louis VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Pjetër Bogdani, and Cornelis Norbertus Gijsbrechts. Among people deceased in 1702, Olaus Rudbeck ranks 5Before him are William III of England, Philippe, Chevalier de Lorraine, Frederick IV, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, and Jean Bart. After him are Zeb-un-Nissa, Amcazade Köprülü Hüseyin Pasha, and Georg Eberhard Rumphius.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Olaus Rudbeck ranks 189 out of 1,612Before him are Markus Persson (1979), Hugo Alfvén (1872), Princess Sophie of Sweden (1801), Per Albin Hansson (1885), Birger, King of Sweden (1280), and Prince Eugen, Duke of Närke (1865). After him are Per Olov Enquist (1934), Ann-Margret (1941), Gunnar Björnstrand (1909), Gunilla Bielke (1568), Lars Levi Laestadius (1800), and Gideon Sundback (1880).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Sweden

Among biologists born in Sweden, Olaus Rudbeck ranks 6Before him are Carl Linnaeus (1707), Hugo Theorell (1903), Tomas Lindahl (1938), Carl Peter Thunberg (1743), and Elias Magnus Fries (1794). After him are Carl Linnaeus the Younger (1741), Adam Afzelius (1750), Erik Acharius (1757), Eva Ekeblad (1724), Anders Sparrman (1748), and Göran Wahlenberg (1780).