Samuel Hahnemann

1755 - 1843

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Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann (German: [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 826,157 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Samuel Hahnemann is the 38th most popular physician (down from 29th in 2019), the 324th most popular biography from Germany (down from 244th in 2019) and the 7th 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 38 out of 509Before him are Paul Ehrlich, Willem Einthoven, Alexis Carrel, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, Emil Kraepelin, and Rita Levi-Montalcini. After him are Otto Heinrich Warburg, Hua Tuo, Ambroise Paré, Philippe Pinel, Joseph Lister, and Eugen Bleuler.

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Among people born in 1755, Samuel Hahnemann ranks 4Before him are Marie Antoinette, Louis XVIII of France, and Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun. After him are Axel von Fersen the Younger, Paul Barras, James Parkinson, Alexander Hamilton, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Georges Couthon, François Joseph Lefebvre, and Jan Henryk Dąbrowski. Among people deceased in 1843, Samuel Hahnemann ranks 4Before him are William I of the Netherlands, Friedrich Hölderlin, and Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis. After him are Princess Louise Auguste of Denmark, Sequoyah, Joseph Lanner, Theodoros Kolokotronis, Peter Wittgenstein, Robert Southey, Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, and Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Samuel Hahnemann ranks 324 out of 5,289Before him are Peter Behrens (1868), Sophie Scholl (1921), Valdemar I of Denmark (1131), Robert Bosch (1861), Alexandra Feodorovna (1798), and Karl Haushofer (1869). After him are Gustav Stresemann (1878), Rudolf Carnap (1891), Simone Signoret (1921), Sepp Maier (1944), James Franck (1882), and Thomas à Kempis (1380).

Among PHYSICIANS In Germany

Among physicians born in Germany, Samuel Hahnemann ranks 7Before him are Josef Mengele (1911), Robert Koch (1843), Alois Alzheimer (1864), Franz Mesmer (1734), Georgius Agricola (1494), and Emil Kraepelin (1856). After him are Otto Heinrich Warburg (1883), Otto Fritz Meyerhof (1884), Richard von Krafft-Ebing (1840), Theodor Morell (1886), Franz Joseph Gall (1758), and Werner Forssmann (1904).