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Robert Edwards

1925 - 2013

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Sir Robert Geoffrey Edwards (27 September 1925 – 10 April 2013) was a British physiologist and pioneer in reproductive medicine, and in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) in particular. Along with obstetrician and gynaecologist Patrick Steptoe and 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 27,173 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia. Robert Edwards is the 74th most popular physician (down from 57th in 2019), the 434th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 366th in 2019) and the 5th most popular British Physician.

Robert Edwards is most famous for his work with in vitro fertilization.

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Among physicians, Robert Edwards ranks 74 out of 502Before him are Otto Fritz Meyerhof, Peter Canisius, Hans Selye, William P. Murphy, Selman Waksman, and Ronald Ross. After him are Cyril of Jerusalem, Theodor Morell, Jean Nicot, Albert Szent-Györgyi, Shirō Ishii, and Louis Auguste Blanqui.

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Among people born in 1925, Robert Edwards ranks 30Before him are Giorgio Napolitano, Frantz Fanon, Angela Lansbury, Michel Piccoli, Pierre Boulez, and Maya Plisetskaya. After him are Douglas Engelbart, Ananda Mahidol, Paul Mauriat, Nílton Santos, Rod Steiger, and Wong Fei-hung. Among people deceased in 2013, Robert Edwards ranks 22Before him are Ronald Coase, Heinrich Rohrer, Lou Reed, Giulio Andreotti, Christian de Duve, and Djalma Santos. After him are Robert Coleman Richardson, Douglas Engelbart, Georges Moustaki, Nílton Santos, Don Shirley, and Rochus Misch.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Edwards ranks 434 out of 7,765Before him are David Beckham (1975), Bernie Ecclestone (1930), Tony Blair (1953), Eadweard Muybridge (1830), Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), and Saint Walpurga (710). After him are George Mallory (1886), Eadred (923), Hugh Grant (1960), Gary Moore (1952), Alec Douglas-Home (1903), and Joseph Merrick (1862).

Among PHYSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among physicians born in United Kingdom, Robert Edwards ranks 5Before him are Edward Jenner (1749), William Harvey (1578), Joseph Lister (1827), and James Parkinson (1755). After him are Elizabeth Blackwell (1821), Edgar Adrian (1889), John Snow (1813), Niels Kaj Jerne (1911), Frederick Griffith (1879), Mungo Park (1771), and John Langdon Down (1828).