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Pierre Fauchard

1679 - 1761

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Pierre Fauchard (2 January 1679 – 21 March 1761) was a French physician, credited as being the "father of modern dentistry". He is widely known for writing the first complete scientific description of dentistry, Le Chirurgien Dentiste ("The Surgeon Dentist"), published in 1728. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pierre Fauchard has received more than 212,375 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Pierre Fauchard is the 319th most popular physician, the 2,609th most popular biography from France and the 38th most popular French Physician.

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Among physicians, Pierre Fauchard ranks 319 out of 502Before him are Horace Wells, Titus Brandsma, Gottfried Reinhold Treviranus, Max Heindel, Irmfried Eberl, and Daniel Carleton Gajdusek. After him are Shinya Yamanaka, Alessandro Achillini, William Chester Minor, Louis de Jaucourt, Filippo Pacini, and Elizabeth Garrett Anderson.

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Among people born in 1679, Pierre Fauchard ranks 8Before him are Leopold, Duke of Lorraine, Jan Dismas Zelenka, Antonio Farnese, Duke of Parma, Woodes Rogers, Charles III William, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, and Princess Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst. After him are Jean François de Troy, Firmin Abauzit, Pietro Filippo Scarlatti, and Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen. Among people deceased in 1761, Pierre Fauchard ranks 11Before him are Stephen Hales, Charlotte Aglaé d'Orléans, Tarabai, Thomas Simpson, Clemens August of Bavaria, and Tokugawa Ieshige. After him are John Dollond, Charles Louis Auguste Fouquet, duc de Belle-Isle, Giovanni Poleni, Francesco Feo, Johann Georg Pinsel, and Louis George, Margrave of Baden-Baden.

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In France

Among people born in France, Pierre Fauchard ranks 2,609 out of 6,011Before him are Pōmare IV (1813), Jean Astruc (1684), René Grousset (1885), Nicolas Gombert (1495), Auguste Bravais (1811), and Charles, Count of Soissons (1566). After him are Guy Ligier (1930), Paul Émile Chabas (1869), Jean-Féry Rebel (1666), Jean-Pierre Marielle (1932), Catherine Hessling (1900), and Walter Gieseking (1895).

Among PHYSICIANS In France

Among physicians born in France, Pierre Fauchard ranks 38Before him are Guillaume Dupuytren (1777), Michel-Gabriel Paccard (1757), Edmond Locard (1877), Jean-Baptiste Denys (1643), Antoine Louis (1723), and Ernest Duchesne (1874). After him are Louis de Jaucourt (1704), Jean-Pierre Abel-Rémusat (1788), Henri Maspero (1883), Jean Pierre Flourens (1794), Adrien Proust (1834), and Charles Estienne (1504).