Robert Edwards

1925 - 2013

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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 22,930 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Robert Edwards is the 57th most popular physician (up from 64th in 2019), the 367th 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 57 out of 509Before him are René Laennec, Alexandre Yersin, Emil von Behring, James Parkinson, Allvar Gullstrand, and Gerhard Armauer Hansen. After him are Karl Brandt, Gerhard Domagk, Christiaan Eijkman, Francesco Redi, Robert Bellarmine, and Albert Sabin.

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Among people born in 1925, Robert Edwards ranks 30Before him are Giorgio Napolitano, Jack Lemmon, Douglas Engelbart, Pierre Boulez, Peter Sellers, and Ananda Mahidol. After him are Simon van der Meer, Ernst Happel, Wong Fei-hung, Nílton Santos, Frantz Fanon, and Maya Plisetskaya. Among people deceased in 2013, Robert Edwards ranks 16Before him are Joan Fontaine, Jorge Rafael Videla, Frederick Sanger, Tom Clancy, Douglas Engelbart, and Ronald Coase. After him are Giulio Andreotti, Lou Reed, Giuliano Gemma, Nílton Santos, Djalma Santos, and Jang Song-thaek.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Edwards ranks 367 out of 6,924Before him are Christopher Wren (1632), Thomas Becket (1119), Samuel Johnson (1709), Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York (1411), Thomas Cook (1808), and Mary Somerville (1780). After him are John Knox (1514), Edmund I (921), Princess Alice of Battenberg (1885), Stuart Sutcliffe (1940), William Godwin (1756), and Henry Moseley (1887).

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 John Snow (1813), John Langdon Down (1828), Elizabeth Blackwell (1821), Frederick Griffith (1879), Edgar Adrian (1889), Niels Kaj Jerne (1911), and Alan Hodgkin (1914).