Pedanius Dioscorides

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Pedanius Dioscorides (Greek: Πεδάνιος Διοσκουρίδης, Pedánios Dioskourídēs; c. 40–90 AD) was a Greek physician, pharmacologist, botanist, and author of De materia medica (Περὶ ὕλης ἰατρικῆς, On Medical Material) —a 5-volume Greek encyclopedia about herbal medicine and related medicinal substances (a pharmacopeia), that was widely read for more than 1,500 years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pedanius Dioscorides has received more than 318,213 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Pedanius Dioscorides is the 19th most popular physician, the 91st most popular biography from Turkey (up from 97th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Turkish Physician.

Pedanius Dioscorides was a Greek physician, pharmacologist, and botanist who wrote a five-volume book on medicine called De Materia Medica. The book was written in the first century AD and is considered one of the most important pharmacopoeias of all time.

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Among physicians, Pedanius Dioscorides ranks 19 out of 509Before him are William Harvey, Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi, Cyril of Alexandria, Cesare Lombroso, Nestorius, and Alois Alzheimer. After him are Li Ching-Yuen, Jean-Martin Charcot, Michael Servetus, Rudolf Virchow, Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, and Franz Mesmer.

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Among people born in 40, Pedanius Dioscorides ranks 2Before him is Pope Clement I. After him are Martial, Claudia Octavia, Statius, Gnaeus Julius Agricola, and Dio Chrysostom. Among people deceased in 90, Pedanius Dioscorides ranks 1After him are Onesimus and Artabanus III of Parthia.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Pedanius Dioscorides ranks 91 out of 1,128Before him are Osman III (1699), Mustafa III (1717), Zoë Porphyrogenita (978), Hatice Sultan (1496), Irenaeus (130), and Abdülaziz (1830). After him are Leo III the Isaurian (675), Michael VIII Palaiologos (1224), Constantine IX Monomachos (1000), Orhan Pamuk (1952), Mustafa IV (1779), and Pausanias (110).

Among PHYSICIANS In Turkey

Among physicians born in Turkey, Pedanius Dioscorides ranks 4Before him are Galen (129), Basil of Caesarea (329), and Nestorius (381). After him are Polycarp (69), Herophilos (-335), Ctesias (-440), Aretaeus of Cappadocia (100), Soranus of Ephesus (98), Asclepiades of Bithynia (-120), Aëtius of Amida (502), and Hulusi Behçet (1889).