Prospero Alpini

1553 - 1617

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Prospero Alpini (also known as Prosper Alpinus, Prospero Alpinio and Latinized as Prosperus Alpinus) (23 November 1553 – 6 February 1617) was a Venetian physician and botanist. He travelled around Egypt and served as the fourth prefect in charge of the botanical garden of Padua. He wrote several botanical treatises which covered exotic plants of economic and medicinal value. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Prospero Alpini has received more than 59,108 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Prospero Alpini is the 377th most popular physician (down from 331st in 2019), the 2,575th most popular biography from Italy (down from 2,255th in 2019) and the 24th most popular Italian Physician.

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Over the past year Prospero Alpini has had the most page views in the with 5,299 views, followed by Italian (2,629), and Spanish (1,321). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Galician (123.92%), Ukrainian (65.33%), and Catalan (61.06%)


Among physicians, Prospero Alpini ranks 377 out of 726Before him are Hiraga Gennai, Karl Genzken, Michael Maier, Walter Jackson Freeman II, Johann Kremer, and Samuel Gottlieb Gmelin. After him are Andrew Taylor Still, Jim Yong Kim, Gottfried Reinhold Treviranus, Jean-Nicolas Corvisart, Nicolae Paulescu, and Karl Friedrich Burdach.

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Among people born in 1553, Prospero Alpini ranks 10Before him are Archduke Ernest of Austria, Louise of Lorraine, Patriarch Filaret of Moscow, Luca Marenzio, Marie of Cleves, Princess of Condé, and Francisco Gómez de Sandoval, 1st Duke of Lerma. After him are Nicolò Contarini, John Florio, Magdalene of Jülich-Cleves-Berg, and Vitsentzos Kornaros. Among people deceased in 1617, Prospero Alpini ranks 17Before him are Fausto Veranzio, Dorothea of Denmark, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Giovanni Botero, Leonora Dori, Alphonsus Rodriguez, and Sedefkar Mehmed Agha. After him are Giovanni Antonio Magini, Dorothea Maria of Anhalt, Isaac Oliver, and François d'Aguilon.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Prospero Alpini ranks 2,575 out of 5,161Before him are Franco Maria Malfatti (1927), Julia Major (-102), Lucius Julius Caesar (-135), Domenico Gabrielli (1659), Margherita Gonzaga, Duchess of Ferrara (1564), and Paolo Boselli (1838). After him are Michele Ruggieri (1543), Carlo Cignani (1628), Bernardo Buontalenti (1531), Pietro Loredan (1482), Pietro Serantoni (1906), and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus (-120).


Among physicians born in Italy, Prospero Alpini ranks 24Before him are Antonio Maria Valsalva (1666), Saint Fabiola (400), Ennio Antonelli (1936), Realdo Colombo (1516), Filippo Pacini (1812), and Mondino de Luzzi (1275). After him are Luigi Carlo Farini (1812), Giorgio Biandrata (1515), Amleto Giovanni Cicognani (1883), Dorotea Bucca (1360), Giovanni Maria Lancisi (1654), and Antonio Bertoloni (1775).