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; 1840–1902) 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 351,220 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Richard von Krafft-Ebing is the 92nd most popular physician (up from 103rd in 2019), the 647th most popular biography from Germany (down from 628th in 2019) and the 10th 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 92 out of 509Before him are William T. G. Morton, Peter Canisius, Walter Rudolf Hess, Julius Wagner-Jauregg, August Krogh, and Ronald Ross. After him are Bernardino of Siena, Theodor Morell, Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Eric Kandel, Arvid Carlsson, and Friedrich Miescher.

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Among people born in 1840, Richard von Krafft-Ebing ranks 18Before him are Edward Drinker Cope, John Boyd Dunlop, Carl Menger, Father Damien, Thomas Hardy, and August Bebel. After him are Hiram Maxim, Alfred Thayer Mahan, Edward Whymper, Hans Makart, Johann II, Prince of Liechtenstein, and Johan Svendsen. Among people deceased in 1902, Richard von Krafft-Ebing ranks 10Before him are Rudolf Virchow, Swami Vivekananda, Maria Goretti, Samuel Butler, Marie Henriette of Austria, and James Tissot. After him are Francis, Duke of Cádiz, Ion Ivanovici, Albert of Saxony, Victor D'Hondt, John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton, and Archduchess Margarete Sophie of Austria.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Richard von Krafft-Ebing ranks 647 out of 5,289Before him are Hermann von Salza (1170), Rudolf von Jhering (1818), Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck (1870), David Strauss (1808), Max Schmeling (1905), and Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg (1856). After him are Günter Schabowski (1929), John of Saxony (1801), Carlos Kleiber (1930), Gustav Heinemann (1899), Maria Barbara Bach (1684), and John, Elector of Saxony (1468).

Among PHYSICIANS In Germany

Among physicians born in Germany, Richard von Krafft-Ebing ranks 10Before him are Franz Mesmer (1734), Georgius Agricola (1494), Emil Kraepelin (1856), Samuel Hahnemann (1755), Otto Heinrich Warburg (1883), and Otto Fritz Meyerhof (1884). After him are Theodor Morell (1886), Franz Joseph Gall (1758), Werner Forssmann (1904), Johannes Peter Müller (1801), Otto Loewi (1873), and Johann Joachim Becher (1635).