Robert Edwards

1925 - 2013

Robert Edwards

Sir Robert Geoffrey Edwards (27 September 1925 – 10 April 2013) was an English physiologist and pioneer in reproductive medicine, and in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) in particular. Along with the surgeon Patrick Steptoe, and the nurse Jean Purdy, Edwards successfully pioneered conception through IVF, which led to the birth of Louise Brown on 25 July 1978. They founded the first IVF programme for infertile patients and trained other scientists in their techniques. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Edwards has received more than 21,468 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 65th most popular physician.

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  • 12.27

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  • 3.47

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Among physicians, Robert Edwards ranks 64 out of 438Before him are René Favaloro, Hilary of Poitiers, Robert Bellarmine, Emil von Behring, Albert Szent-Györgyi, and Christiaan Eijkman. After him are Róbert Bárány, Jan Evangelista Purkyně, Cyril of Jerusalem, Herophilos, Francesco Redi, and Gerhard Armauer Hansen.

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Among people born in 1925, Robert Edwards ranks 32Before him are Peter Sellers, Simon van der Meer, Angela Lansbury, Frantz Fanon, Pierre Boulez, and Nílton Santos. After him are Wong Fei-hung, Bülent Ecevit, Bill Haley, Jacques Delors, Peter Brook, and Maya Plisetskaya. Among people deceased in 2013, Robert Edwards ranks 19Before him are Giulio Andreotti, Ronald Coase, Giuliano Gemma, Lou Reed, Paul Walker, and Nílton Santos. After him are Donald A. Glaser, Djalma Santos, François Jacob, Christian de Duve, Sung Jae-gi, and Joan Fontaine.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Edwards ranks 366 out of 5,347Before him are Gordon Banks (1937), Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900), Jeremy Irons (1948), Arthur, Prince of Wales (1486), William Kidd (1645), and Anthony Burgess (1917). After him are D. H. Lawrence (1885), George Eliot (1819), Timothy Dalton (1946), Tony Blair (1953), Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (1887), and Walter Raleigh (1554).

Among PHYSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among physicians born in United Kingdom, Robert Edwards ranks 4Before him are Edward Jenner (1749), William Harvey (1578), and James Parkinson (1755). After him are Joseph Lister (1827), John Langdon Down (1828), Edgar Adrian (1889), Niels Kaj Jerne (1911), Alan Hodgkin (1914), Hans Sloane (1660), Elizabeth Blackwell (1821), and John Snow (1813).