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Ronald Ross

1857 - 1932

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Sir Ronald Ross (13 May 1857 – 16 September 1932) was a British medical doctor who received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1902 for his work on the transmission of malaria, becoming the first British Nobel laureate, and the first born outside Europe. His discovery of the malarial parasite in the gastrointestinal tract of a mosquito in 1897 proved that malaria was transmitted by mosquitoes, and laid the foundation for the method of combating the disease. Ross was a polymath, writing a number of poems, published several novels, and composed songs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ronald Ross has received more than 791,001 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Ronald Ross is the 73rd most popular physician (up from 91st in 2019), the 63rd most popular biography from India (up from 73rd in 2019) and the most popular Indian Physician.

Ronald Ross is most famous for his discovery of the malaria parasite in 1897.

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Among physicians, Ronald Ross ranks 73 out of 502Before him are James Parkinson, Otto Fritz Meyerhof, Peter Canisius, Hans Selye, William P. Murphy, and Selman Waksman. After him are Robert Edwards, Cyril of Jerusalem, Theodor Morell, Jean Nicot, Albert Szent-Györgyi, and Shirō Ishii.

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Among people born in 1857, Ronald Ross ranks 20Before him are Alfred Binet, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Eugen Bleuler, Alexander of Battenberg, Theo van Gogh, and Thorstein Veblen. After him are Julius Wagner-Jauregg, Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia, Axel Munthe, Andrija Mohorovičić, Paul Doumer, and Antoni Grabowski. Among people deceased in 1932, Ronald Ross ranks 8Before him are Archduchess Gisela of Austria, Eduard Bernstein, Manuel II of Portugal, Aristide Briand, Giuseppe Peano, and Nadezhda Alliluyeva. After him are Gustav Meyrink, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Paul Doumer, George Eastman, Margaret Brown, and Errico Malatesta.

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Among people born in India, Ronald Ross ranks 63 out of 1,493Before him are Savitribai Phule (1831), Salman Khan (1965), Vyasa (-390), Premchand (1880), Aśvaghoṣa (80), and Kim Philby (1912). After him are Satyajit Ray (1921), Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904), Ram Mohan Roy (1772), Kasturba Gandhi (1869), Ghalib (1797), and Ram Nath Kovind (1945).


Among physicians born in India, Ronald Ross ranks 1After him are Sushruta (-620), Kadambini Ganguly (1861), Bidhan Chandra Roy (1882), Narendra Dabholkar (1945), Kamal Ranadive (1917), Indira Nath (1938), Dean Mahomed (1759), Stan Swamy (1937), Soumya Swaminathan (1959), Devi Shetty (1953), and Siddhartha Mukherjee (1970).