Theodor Schwann

1810 - 1882

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Theodor Schwann (German pronunciation: [ˈteːodoːɐ̯ ˈʃvan]; 7 December 1810 – 11 January 1882) was a German physician and physiologist. His most significant contribution to biology is considered to be the extension of cell theory to animals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theodor Schwann has received more than 729,719 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Theodor Schwann is the 48th most popular biologist (up from 53rd in 2019), the 545th most popular biography from Germany (down from 535th in 2019) and the 6th most popular German Biologist.

Theodor Schwann is most famous for his work on the cell theory and discovering that cells are the basic unit of life.

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Among biologists, Theodor Schwann ranks 48 out of 844Before him are Jean-Henri Fabre, René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, Adelbert von Chamisso, Erasmus Darwin, Robert Brown, and Christian de Duve. After him are Hans Spemann, Hugo de Vries, Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin, Albrecht Kossel, Ernst Mayr, and Vladimir Vernadsky.

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Among people born in 1810, Theodor Schwann ranks 9Before him are Pope Leo XIII, Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour, P. T. Barnum, Alfred de Musset, Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies, and Éliphas Lévi. After him are Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans, Alexandre Colonna-Walewski, Nikolay Pirogov, Otto Nicolai, Princess Marianne of the Netherlands, and Ernst Kummer. Among people deceased in 1882, Theodor Schwann ranks 9Before him are Friedrich Wöhler, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Jesse James, Arthur de Gobineau, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Bruno Bauer. After him are Louis Blanc, William Stanley Jevons, Francesco Hayez, Joseph Liouville, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Léon Gambetta.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Theodor Schwann ranks 545 out of 5,289Before him are Klaus Mann (1906), Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi (1804), Aby Warburg (1866), Martin Heinrich Klaproth (1743), Hugh of Saint Victor (1096), and Karl-Otto Koch (1897). After him are Wilhelm Mohnke (1911), Heinrich Brüning (1885), Werner Mölders (1913), Otto Fritz Meyerhof (1884), Norbert of Xanten (1080), and Pope Damasus II (1000).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Germany

Among biologists born in Germany, Theodor Schwann ranks 6Before him are Ernst Haeckel (1834), Maria Sibylla Merian (1647), Peter Simon Pallas (1741), August Weismann (1834), and Harald zur Hausen (1936). After him are Hans Spemann (1869), Albrecht Kossel (1853), Ernst Mayr (1904), Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804), Johann Friedrich Gmelin (1748), and Julius Richard Petri (1852).