Ole Worm

1588 - 1654

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Ole Worm (13 May 1588 – 31 August 1654), who often went by the Latinized form of his name Olaus Wormius, was a Danish physician, natural historian and antiquary. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ole Worm has received more than 167,069 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Ole Worm is the 416th most popular physicist (up from 425th in 2019), the 247th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 237th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Danish Physicist.

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Among physicists, Ole Worm ranks 416 out of 721Before him are Evgeny Lifshitz, Carlo Matteucci, Douglas Hofstadter, Frank Wilczek, Martin Knudsen, and Walter Heitler. After him are Alan Guth, Ludvig Lorenz, Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen, Gabriele Veneziano, Rudolf Peierls, and Wolfgang Ketterle.

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Among people born in 1588, Ole Worm ranks 13Before him are Hendrick ter Brugghen, Robert Filmer, Adolf Frederick I, Duke of Mecklenburg, Johann Heinrich Alsted, Isaac Beeckman, and Pierre Séguier. After him are Margherita Aldobrandini and John Winthrop. Among people deceased in 1654, Ole Worm ranks 14Before him are Samuel Scheidt, Peter Claver, İslâm III Giray, Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, Jacques Lemercier, and Christian I, Count Palatine of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler. After him is John Selden.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Ole Worm ranks 247 out of 783Before him are Marie Krøyer (1867), Kurt Westergaard (1935), Jan Gehl (1936), Ernst Reuter (1889), Martin Knudsen (1871), and Princess Louise of Denmark (1726). After him are Dorothea of Denmark, Electress Palatine (1520), Ludvig Lorenz (1829), Grethe Ingmann (1938), Helena Christensen (1968), Hans Tausen (1494), and Wilhelm Marstrand (1810).

Among PHYSICISTS In Denmark

Among physicists born in Denmark, Ole Worm ranks 6Before him are Niels Bohr (1885), Hans Christian Ørsted (1777), Aage Bohr (1922), Christian Bohr (1855), and Martin Knudsen (1871). After him are Ludvig Lorenz (1829) and Lene Hau (1959).