1493 - 1541


Paracelsus (; 1493/1494 – 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". Paracelsus also had a substantial impact as a prophet or diviner, his "Prognostications" being studied by Rosicrucians in the 1600s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paracelsus has received more than 1,621,014 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2nd most popular physician.

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Among physicians, Paracelsus ranks 2 out of 438Before him are Hippocrates. After him are Galen, Florence Nightingale, Josef Mengele, Willem Einthoven, L. L. Zamenhof, Basil of Caesarea, Robert Koch, Albert Schweitzer, Edward Jenner, and Andreas Vesalius.

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

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Paracelsus ranks 5 out of 540Before him are Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712), Leonhard Euler (1707), Le Corbusier (1887), and Carl Jung (1875). After him are Henry Dunant (1828), Jean Piaget (1896), Paul Klee (1879), Huldrych Zwingli (1484), Sepp Blatter (1936), Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746), and Ferdinand de Saussure (1857).

Among PHYSICIANS In Switzerland

Among physicians born in Switzerland, Paracelsus ranks 1After him are Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926), Eugen Bleuler (1857), Emil Theodor Kocher (1841), Walter Rudolf Hess (1881), Alexandre Yersin (1863), Friedrich Miescher (1844), Albrecht von Haller (1708), Rolf M. Zinkernagel (1944), Maximilian Bircher-Benner (1867), Thomas Erastus (1524), and Heinrich Rudolf Schinz (1777).