Robert Koch

1843 - 1910

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Heinrich Hermann Robert Koch (English: KOKH, German: [ˈʁoːbɛʁt ˈkɔx] ; 11 December 1843 – 27 May 1910) was a German physician and microbiologist. As the discoverer of the specific causative agents of deadly infectious diseases including tuberculosis, cholera and anthrax, he is regarded as one of the main founders of modern bacteriology. As such he is popularly nicknamed the father of microbiology (with Louis Pasteur), and as the father of medical bacteriology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Koch has received more than 3,211,061 page views. His biography is available in 112 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 110 in 2019). Robert Koch is the 5th most popular physician, the 39th most popular biography from Germany and the most popular German Physician.

Robert Koch is most famous for discovering the bacteria that causes tuberculosis.

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Over the past year Robert Koch has had the most page views in the with 246,077 views, followed by German (210,779), and Spanish (93,896). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Finnish (580.76%), Waray (92.58%), and Malagasy (81.64%)


Among physicians, Robert Koch ranks 5 out of 726Before him are Hippocrates, Galen, Paracelsus, and Florence Nightingale. After him are Basil of Caesarea, Josef Mengele, Edward Jenner, L. L. Zamenhof, Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi, Andreas Vesalius, and Albert Schweitzer.

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Among people born in 1843, Robert Koch ranks 1After him are Edvard Grieg, Charles Albert Gobat, Bertha von Suttner, Frederick VIII of Denmark, Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, Camillo Golgi, Louis Renault, Henry James, William McKinley, Gabriel Tarde, and Elisabeth of Wied. Among people deceased in 1910, Robert Koch ranks 5Before him are Leo Tolstoy, Henry Dunant, Mark Twain, and Florence Nightingale. After him are Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, William James, Henri Rousseau, Edward VII, Nadar, Chulalongkorn, and O. Henry.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Robert Koch ranks 39 out of 7,253Before him are Franz Beckenbauer (1945), Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859), Heinrich Himmler (1900), Angela Merkel (1954), Thomas Mann (1875), and Erwin Rommel (1891). After him are Hermann Göring (1893), Bernhard Riemann (1826), Werner Heisenberg (1901), Alexander von Humboldt (1769), Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912), and Pope Benedict XVI (1927).

Among PHYSICIANS In Germany

Among physicians born in Germany, Robert Koch ranks 1After him are Josef Mengele (1911), Alois Alzheimer (1864), Georgius Agricola (1494), Emil Kraepelin (1856), Samuel Hahnemann (1755), Otto Heinrich Warburg (1883), Otto Fritz Meyerhof (1884), Gerhard Domagk (1895), Otto Loewi (1873), Theodor Morell (1886), and Werner Forssmann (1904).