Petrus Camper

1722 - 1789

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Petrus Camper FRS (11 May 1722 – 7 April 1789), was a Dutch physician, anatomist, physiologist, midwife, zoologist, anthropologist, palaeontologist and a naturalist in the Age of Enlightenment. He was one of the first to take an interest in comparative anatomy, palaeontology, and the facial angle. He was among the first to mark out an "anthropology," which he distinguished from natural history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Petrus Camper has received more than 60,770 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Petrus Camper is the 343rd most popular physician (down from 304th in 2019), the 367th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 334th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Dutch Physician.

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Among physicians, Petrus Camper ranks 343 out of 509Before him are Nicolae Paulescu, Ewald Hering, Aëtius of Amida, Kálmán Kalocsay, Tomáš Špidlík, and Nikolai Korotkov. After him are Fernando J. Corbató, Frances Oldham Kelsey, Anders Tegnell, Alfonso López Trujillo, William Bayliss, and Antonio Maria Valsalva.

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Among people born in 1722, Petrus Camper ranks 16Before him are Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von Crantz, Pietro Nardini, Leopold Auenbrugger, Flora MacDonald, François Joseph Paul de Grasse, and Prince George William of Hesse-Darmstadt. After him are Paisius of Hilendar, Christian IV, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, and John Burgoyne. Among people deceased in 1789, Petrus Camper ranks 13Before him are Jean-Étienne Liotard, Ethan Allen, Bernard-René Jourdan de Launay, Franz Xaver Richter, John Cleland, and Anders Dahl. After him are Paolo Renier, Jean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval, Jafar Khan, and Sayed Morad Khan.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Petrus Camper ranks 367 out of 1,209Before him are Wil van Gogh (1862), Isaac Titsingh (1745), Jordi Cruyff (1974), Frans de Waal (1948), Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft (1581), and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (1983). After him are Frans Post (1612), Phillip Cocu (1970), Maria van Oosterwijck (1630), John de Mol Jr. (1955), Abraham van Diepenbeeck (1596), and William Frederick, Prince of Nassau-Dietz (1613).

Among PHYSICIANS In Netherlands

Among physicians born in Netherlands, Petrus Camper ranks 12Before him are Nicolaes Tulp (1593), Gerard van Swieten (1700), Frederik Ruysch (1638), Aletta Jacobs (1854), Franciscus Donders (1818), and Titus Brandsma (1881). After him are Herman Snellen (1834), Willem Johan Kolff (1911), Joep Lange (1954), and Wim Eijk (1953).