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Otto Loewi

1873 - 1961

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Otto Loewi (German: [ˈɔtoː ˈløːvi] (listen); 3 June 1873 – 25 December 1961) was a German-born pharmacologist and psychobiologist who discovered the role of acetylcholine as an endogenous neurotransmitter. For this discovery, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1936, which he shared with Sir Henry Dale, who was a lifelong friend that helped to inspire the neurotransmitter experiment. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Otto Loewi has received more than 206,299 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Otto Loewi is the 96th most popular physician (up from 113th in 2019), the 615th most popular biography from Germany (up from 775th in 2019) and the 13th most popular German Physician.

Otto Loewi is most famous for his work on the chemical transmission of nerve impulses. In 1921, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the chemical transmission of nerve impulses.

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Among physicians, Otto Loewi ranks 96 out of 502Before him are Róbert Bárány, Walter Rudolf Hess, Jang-geum, Corneille Heymans, Stanley Cohen, and Ctesias. After him are Bernardino of Siena, Elias Lönnrot, Oswald Avery, Alexandre Yersin, Elizabeth Blackwell, and Frederick Chapman Robbins.

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Among people born in 1873, Otto Loewi ranks 18Before him are Alfred Jarry, Karl Schwarzschild, Alberto Santos-Dumont, G. E. Moore, Spyridon Louis, and William McMaster Murdoch. After him are Julius Martov, Sándor Ferenczi, Max Reger, Francisco I. Madero, Feodor Chaliapin, and Pavlo Skoropadskyi. Among people deceased in 1961, Otto Loewi ranks 18Before him are Rafael Trujillo, Adnan Menderes, Frantz Fanon, Mohammed V of Morocco, Percy Williams Bridgman, and Kurt Meyer. After him are Paul Landowski, Dashiell Hammett, Maria of Yugoslavia, Grandma Moses, Eero Saarinen, and Luigi Einaudi.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Otto Loewi ranks 615 out of 6,142Before him are Jürgen Prochnow (1941), Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744), Roman Herzog (1934), Erich Koch (1896), Sophia Dorothea of Hanover (1687), and Bert Hellinger (1925). After him are Albert Göring (1895), William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1852), Manfred Eigen (1927), Maximilian III Joseph, Elector of Bavaria (1727), Adam of Bremen (null), and August Horch (1868).

Among PHYSICIANS In Germany

Among physicians born in Germany, Otto Loewi ranks 13Before him are Otto Heinrich Warburg (1883), Franz Mesmer (1734), Gerhard Domagk (1895), Otto Fritz Meyerhof (1884), Theodor Morell (1886), and Werner Forssmann (1904). After him are Johann Joachim Becher (1635), Herta Oberheuser (1911), Richard von Krafft-Ebing (1840), Franz Joseph Gall (1758), Johannes Peter Müller (1801), and Theodor Billroth (1829).