1493 - 1541

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Paracelsus (; German: [paʁaˈtsɛlzʊs]; c. 1493 – 24 September 1541), born Theophrastus von Hohenheim (full name Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim), was a Swiss physician, alchemist, lay theologian, and philosopher of the German Renaissance.He was a pioneer in several aspects of the "medical revolution" of the Renaissance, emphasizing the value of observation in combination with received wisdom. He is credited as the "father of toxicology". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paracelsus has received more than 2,870,944 page views. Her biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Paracelsus is the 3rd most popular physician (up from 4th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Switzerland and the most popular Swiss Physician.

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Over the past year Paracelsus has had the most page views in the with 409,569 views, followed by Russian (150,423), and German (134,945). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Albanian (147.50%), Hindi (121.41%), and Cantonese (100.99%)


Among physicians, Paracelsus ranks 3 out of 726Before her are Hippocrates, and Galen. After her are Florence Nightingale, Robert Koch, Basil of Caesarea, Josef Mengele, Edward Jenner, L. L. Zamenhof, Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi, Andreas Vesalius, and Albert Schweitzer.

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Among people born in 1493, Paracelsus ranks 1After her are Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha, Maximilian Sforza, William IV, Duke of Bavaria, Anne de Montmorency, Sten Sture the Younger, Olaus Petri, Tansen, Clarice de' Medici, Nicolaus Olahus, Eleonora Gonzaga, Duchess of Urbino, and Yamamoto Kansuke. Among people deceased in 1541, Paracelsus ranks 1After her are Francisco Pizarro, Margaret Tudor, Johann Georg Faust, Pedro de Alvarado, Gazi Husrev-beg, Francysk Skaryna, Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury, Henry IV, Duke of Saxony, Jean Clouet, Bernard van Orley, and Andreas Karlstadt.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Paracelsus ranks 4 out of 1,015Before her are Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712), Leonhard Euler (1707), and Le Corbusier (1887). After her are Henry Dunant (1828), Carl Jung (1875), Jean Piaget (1896), Ferdinand de Saussure (1857), Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746), Sepp Blatter (1936), Huldrych Zwingli (1484), and Jean-Paul Marat (1743).

Among PHYSICIANS In Switzerland

Among physicians born in Switzerland, Paracelsus ranks 1After her are Franz Mesmer (1734), Eugen Bleuler (1857), Emil Theodor Kocher (1841), Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926), Walter Rudolf Hess (1881), Alexandre Yersin (1863), Friedrich Miescher (1844), Albrecht von Haller (1708), Rolf M. Zinkernagel (1944), Johann Jakob Scheuchzer (1672), and Maximilian Bircher-Benner (1867).