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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 902,905 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Samuel Hahnemann is the 35th most popular physician (up from 38th in 2019), the 303rd most popular biography from Germany (up from 324th in 2019) and the 5th 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 35 out of 502Before him are Alexis Carrel, Georgius Agricola, Al-Zahrawi, Emil von Behring, António Egas Moniz, and Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran. After him are Claude Bernard, Frederick Banting, Aribert Heim, Ambroise Paré, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, and Marcello Malpighi.

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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, Alexander Hamilton, Paul Barras, James Parkinson, Jan Henryk Dąbrowski, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, François Joseph Lefebvre, and Georges Couthon. Among people deceased in 1843, Samuel Hahnemann ranks 4Before him are Friedrich Hölderlin, William I of the Netherlands, and Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis. After him are Princess Louise Auguste of Denmark, Theodoros Kolokotronis, Joseph Lanner, Marie Anne Lenormand, Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, Sequoyah, Peter Wittgenstein, and Charles Macintosh.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Samuel Hahnemann ranks 303 out of 6,142Before him are Albrecht Altdorfer (1480), Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742), Hermann Ebbinghaus (1850), Ludwig Beck (1880), Carl Ritter (1779), and Franz Marc (1880). After him are Ernst Ruska (1906), Michael Wittmann (1914), Johannes Stark (1874), Paul Hindemith (1895), Friedrich Schlegel (1772), and Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710).

Among PHYSICIANS In Germany

Among physicians born in Germany, Samuel Hahnemann ranks 5Before him are Robert Koch (1843), Josef Mengele (1911), Alois Alzheimer (1864), and Georgius Agricola (1494). After him are Emil Kraepelin (1856), Otto Heinrich Warburg (1883), Franz Mesmer (1734), Gerhard Domagk (1895), Otto Fritz Meyerhof (1884), Theodor Morell (1886), and Werner Forssmann (1904).