Robert Koch

1843 - 1910

Robert Koch

Heinrich Hermann Robert Koch (English: ; German: [ˈʁoː.bɛʁt kɔx] (listen); 11 December 1843 – 27 May 1910) was a German physician and microbiologist. As one of the main founders of modern bacteriology, he identified the specific causative agents of tuberculosis, cholera, and anthrax and also gave experimental support for the concept of infectious disease, which included experiments on humans and animals. Koch created and improved laboratory technologies and techniques in the field of microbiology, and made key discoveries in public health. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Koch has received more than 2,283,547 page views. His biography is available in 106 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 10th most popular physician.

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Among physicians, Robert Koch ranks 9 out of 438Before him are Galen, Florence Nightingale, Josef Mengele, Willem Einthoven, L. L. Zamenhof, and Basil of Caesarea. After him are Albert Schweitzer, Edward Jenner, Andreas Vesalius, Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi, William Harvey, and Cyril of Alexandria.

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Among people born in 1843, Robert Koch ranks 2Before him is Edvard Grieg. After him are Bertha von Suttner, Frederick VIII of Denmark, Henry James, Camillo Golgi, William McKinley, Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, Gabriel Tarde, Louis Renault, Charles Albert Gobat, and Elisabeth of Wied. Among people deceased in 1910, Robert Koch ranks 5Before him are Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain, Henry Dunant, and Florence Nightingale. After him are Henri Rousseau, William James, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Edward VII, Nadar, Mily Balakirev, and O. Henry.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Robert Koch ranks 60 out of 3,763Before him are Bertolt Brecht (1898), Heinrich Heine (1797), Heinrich Hertz (1857), Konrad Adenauer (1876), Charles Bukowski (1920), and Frederick the Great (1712). After him are Klemens von Metternich (1773), William the Silent (1533), Ludwig Feuerbach (1804), Charles the Bald (823), Erich Fromm (1900), and Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762).

Among PHYSICIANS In Germany

Among physicians born in Germany, Robert Koch ranks 2Before him are Josef Mengele (1911). After him are Alois Alzheimer (1864), Georgius Agricola (1494), Samuel Hahnemann (1755), Franz Mesmer (1734), Emil Kraepelin (1856), Otto Fritz Meyerhof (1884), Theodor Morell (1886), Werner Forssmann (1904), Richard von Krafft-Ebing (1840), and Otto Loewi (1873).

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