Rudolf Weigl

1883 - 1957

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Rudolf Stefan Jan Weigl (2 September 1883 – 11 August 1957) was a Polish biologist, physician and inventor, known for creating the first effective vaccine against epidemic typhus. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine each year between 1930 and 1934, and from 1936 to 1939.Weigl worked during the Holocaust to save the lives of countless Jews by developing the vaccine for typhus and providing shelter to protect those suffering under the Nazis in occupied Poland. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudolf Weigl has received more than 705,090 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Rudolf Weigl is the 345th most popular biologist (up from 403rd in 2019), the 291st most popular biography from Czechia and the 3rd most popular Czech Biologist.

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Among biologists, Rudolf Weigl ranks 345 out of 844Before him are Heinrich Wilhelm Schott, Eric F. Wieschaus, George Bentham, Pierre Joseph Bonnaterre, Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, and Constantine Samuel Rafinesque. After him are Eugenius Johann Christoph Esper, Antoine de Jussieu, Armen Takhtajan, Leopold Fitzinger, Alain Bombard, and Alexander von Nordmann.

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Among people born in 1883, Rudolf Weigl ranks 112Before him are Katia Mann, Andrew Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, Hubert Pierlot, Louis Lavelle, Stanisław Bułak-Bałachowicz, and Marie Under. After him are Richard Ruoff, Andrei Bubnov, Ota Benga, Nikolai Luzin, Rudolf Spielmann, and Imogen Cunningham. Among people deceased in 1957, Rudolf Weigl ranks 94Before him are Charles Pathé, Musidora, Harald Sverdrup, Halil Kut, Avetik Isahakyan, and Álvaro Gestido. After him are Wilhelm Filchner, Carlos Castillo Armas, Eugenio Castellotti, Peter Freuchen, Eugène Schueller, and Luigi Ganna.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Rudolf Weigl ranks 291 out of 839Before him are Tomáš Špidlík (1919), Vítězslav Nezval (1900), Heinrich Wilhelm Schott (1794), Alois Jirásek (1851), Soběslav I, Duke of Bohemia (1075), and Artur London (1915). After him are Wenceslaus II, Duke of Bohemia (1137), Jan Fischer (1951), Karel Kosík (1926), Václav Vorlíček (1930), Christian Mayer (1719), and Oskar Nedbal (1874).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Czechia

Among biologists born in Czechia, Rudolf Weigl ranks 3Before him are Gregor Mendel (1822) and Heinrich Wilhelm Schott (1794). After him are Georg Joseph Kamel (1661), Jan Svatopluk Presl (1791), Carl Borivoj Presl (1794), Kaspar Maria von Sternberg (1761), Josephine Kablick (1787), Karel Domin (1882), and Ferdinand Albin Pax (1858).