Santorio Santorio

1561 - 1636

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Santorio Santori (March 29, 1561 – February 22, 1636), also called Santorio Santorio, Sanctorio, Sanctorius of Padua and various combinations of these names, was an Italian physiologist, physician, and professor, who introduced the quantitative approach into the life sciences and is considered the father of modern quantitative physiology. He is also known as the inventor of several medical devices. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Santorio Santorio has received more than 118,075 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Santorio Santorio is the 180th most popular physician (down from 124th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Slovenia (down from 12th in 2019) and the most popular Slovene Physician.

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Among physicians, Santorio Santorio ranks 180 out of 509Before him are Leonid Rogozov, Soranus of Ephesus, E. Donnall Thomas, Asclepiades of Bithynia, Bernard Kouchner, and Haldan Keffer Hartline. After him are Li Shizhen, Franciscus Sylvius, Fritz Klein, Charles Brenton Huggins, Sushruta, and Thomas Bartholin.

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Among people born in 1561, Santorio Santorio ranks 5Before him are Francis Bacon, Jacopo Peri, Luis de Góngora, and Katō Kiyomasa. After him are Henry Briggs, Ii Naomasa, Anna Maria of the Palatinate, Adriaan van Roomen, Thomas Fincke, and Mary Sidney. Among people deceased in 1636, Santorio Santorio ranks 4Before him are Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Date Masamune, and Mulla Sadra. After him are Sendivogius, Dong Qichang, and Gregorio Fernández.

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In Slovenia

Among people born in Slovenia, Santorio Santorio ranks 18 out of 247Before him are Franz Miklosich (1813), Carlos, Duke of Madrid (1848), Ivan Cankar (1876), Jernej Kopitar (1780), Borut Pahor (1963), and Janez Janša (1958). After him are Primož Trubar (1508), Janez Drnovšek (1950), Thomas Luckmann (1927), Jacobus Gallus (1550), Hermann II, Count of Celje (1361), and Nino Benvenuti (1938).

Among PHYSICIANS In Slovenia

Among physicians born in Slovenia, Santorio Santorio ranks 1