Robert Koch

1843 - 1910

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Heinrich Hermann Robert Koch (English: ; German: [ˈʁoːbɛʁt ˈkɔx] (listen); 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 (though the bacterium itself was discovered by Filippo Pacini in 1854), 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 2,679,049 page views. His biography is available in 109 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 106 in 2019). Robert Koch is the 8th most popular physician (up from 9th in 2019), the 45th most popular biography from Germany (up from 60th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular German Physician.

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

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Among physicians, Robert Koch ranks 8 out of 509Before him are Florence Nightingale, Galen, Paracelsus, Ignaz Semmelweis, Edward Jenner, and Josef Mengele. After him are L. L. Zamenhof, Basil of Caesarea, Albert Schweitzer, Andreas Vesalius, William Harvey, and Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi.

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

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Among people born in Germany, Robert Koch ranks 45 out of 5,289Before him are Angela Merkel (1954), Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912), Karl Benz (1844), Josef Mengele (1911), Hermann Göring (1893), and Werner Heisenberg (1901). After him are Hannah Arendt (1906), Bernhard Riemann (1826), Marlene Dietrich (1901), Joseph Goebbels (1897), Hildegard of Bingen (1098), and Reinhard Heydrich (1904).

Among PHYSICIANS In Germany

Among physicians born in Germany, Robert Koch ranks 2Before him are Josef Mengele (1911). After him are Alois Alzheimer (1864), Franz Mesmer (1734), Georgius Agricola (1494), Emil Kraepelin (1856), Samuel Hahnemann (1755), Otto Heinrich Warburg (1883), Otto Fritz Meyerhof (1884), Richard von Krafft-Ebing (1840), Theodor Morell (1886), and Franz Joseph Gall (1758).