Samuel Hahnemann

1755 - 1843

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Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann ( HAH-nə-mən, German: [ˈzaːmueːl ˈhaːnəman]; 10 April 1755 – 2 July 1843) was a German physician, best known for creating the pseudoscientific system of alternative medicine called homeopathy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samuel Hahnemann has received more than 1,102,666 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Samuel Hahnemann is the 45th most popular physician (down from 35th in 2019), the 366th most popular biography from Germany (down from 303rd in 2019) and the 6th most popular German Physician.

Samuel Hahnemann is most famous for his theory of homeopathy, which is a system of medicine that uses substances that produce symptoms in healthy people as a form of treatment.

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Among physicians, Samuel Hahnemann ranks 45 out of 726Before him are Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, Polycarp, Virginia Apgar, Emil Kraepelin, Ambroise Paré, and Hua Tuo. After him are Otto Heinrich Warburg, Christiaan Eijkman, Hilary of Poitiers, Otto Fritz Meyerhof, Franz Mesmer, and Eugen Bleuler.

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Among people born in 1755, Samuel Hahnemann ranks 7Before him are Marie Antoinette, Louis XVIII of France, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Paul Barras, Axel von Fersen the Younger, and Alexander Hamilton. After him are Jan Henryk Dąbrowski, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Georges Couthon, James Parkinson, Giovanni Battista Viotti, and Gerhard von Scharnhorst. Among people deceased in 1843, Samuel Hahnemann ranks 5Before him are Friedrich Hölderlin, William I of the Netherlands, Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, and Noah Webster. After him are Princess Louise Auguste of Denmark, Theodoros Kolokotronis, Joseph Lanner, Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, Marie Anne Lenormand, Sequoyah, and Peter Wittgenstein.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Samuel Hahnemann ranks 366 out of 7,253Before him are Heinrich Schütz (1585), Heinrich Mann (1871), Konrad Zuse (1910), Ludwig Beck (1880), Ernst Thälmann (1886), and Wilhelm Maybach (1846). After him are Joachim Gauck (1940), Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791), Duchess Helene in Bavaria (1834), Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa (1486), Otto Heinrich Warburg (1883), and Hans Lippershey (1570).

Among PHYSICIANS In Germany

Among physicians born in Germany, Samuel Hahnemann ranks 6Before him are Robert Koch (1843), Josef Mengele (1911), Alois Alzheimer (1864), Georgius Agricola (1494), and Emil Kraepelin (1856). After him are Otto Heinrich Warburg (1883), Otto Fritz Meyerhof (1884), Gerhard Domagk (1895), Otto Loewi (1873), Theodor Morell (1886), and Werner Forssmann (1904).