Richard von Krafft-Ebing

1840 - 1902

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Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing (full name Richard Fridolin Joseph Freiherr Krafft von Festenberg auf Frohnberg, genannt von Ebing; 14 August 1840 – 22 December 1902) was a German psychiatrist and author of the foundational work Psychopathia Sexualis (1886). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard von Krafft-Ebing has received more than 448,262 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Richard von Krafft-Ebing is the 121st most popular physician (down from 118th in 2019), the 780th most popular biography from Germany (down from 772nd in 2019) and the 15th most popular German Physician.

Richard von Krafft-Ebing is most famous for his publication of Psychopathia Sexualis, a book that classified various sexual behaviors as either normal or abnormal.

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Among physicians, Richard von Krafft-Ebing ranks 121 out of 726Before him are Niels Kaj Jerne, Ryke Geerd Hamer, Santorio Santorio, Erasistratus, Francis Peyton Rous, and Franz Joseph Gall. After him are John Eccles, Ragnar Granit, Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Johannes Peter Müller, Dickinson W. Richards, and Eduard Bloch.

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Among people born in 1840, Richard von Krafft-Ebing ranks 19Before him are Carlota of Mexico, John Boyd Dunlop, August Bebel, Father Damien, Per Teodor Cleve, and Thomas Hardy. After him are Johann II, Prince of Liechtenstein, Alfred Thayer Mahan, Edward Whymper, Hiram Maxim, Giovanni Verga, and Hans Makart. Among people deceased in 1902, Richard von Krafft-Ebing ranks 10Before him are Swami Vivekananda, Rudolf Virchow, Samuel Butler, Maria Goretti, Marie Henriette of Austria, and Francis, Duke of Cádiz. After him are Ion Ivanovici, Albert of Saxony, Jacint Verdaguer, Henryk Siemiradzki, James Tissot, and Victor D'Hondt.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Richard von Krafft-Ebing ranks 780 out of 7,253Before him are Johann Joachim Quantz (1697), Gustav Radbruch (1878), Wilhelm Cuno (1876), Wilhelm Bittrich (1894), Franz Joseph Gall (1758), and Theodor W. Hänsch (1941). After him are Frederick, Prince of Wales (1707), Theodor Fontane (1819), Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve (1793), Udo Kier (1944), Matthias Erzberger (1875), and Bernd Schuster (1959).

Among PHYSICIANS In Germany

Among physicians born in Germany, Richard von Krafft-Ebing ranks 15Before him are Gerhard Domagk (1895), Otto Loewi (1873), Theodor Morell (1886), Werner Forssmann (1904), Ryke Geerd Hamer (1935), and Franz Joseph Gall (1758). After him are Johannes Peter Müller (1801), Herta Oberheuser (1911), Theodor Billroth (1829), Johann Joachim Becher (1635), Albert of Riga (1165), and Carl Ludwig (1816).