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Thomas Willis

1621 - 1675

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Thomas Willis FRS (27 January 1621 – 11 November 1675) was an English doctor who played an important part in the history of anatomy, neurology and psychiatry, and was a founding member of the Royal Society. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Willis has received more than 179,672 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Thomas Willis is the 175th most popular physician (down from 170th in 2019), the 926th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 969th in 2019) and the 14th most popular British Physician.

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Among physicians, Thomas Willis ranks 175 out of 502Before him are Anthony Fauci, Alexander Bogdanov, Kitasato Shibasaburō, Erasistratus, Hans Rosling, and Andrew Schally. After him are Patch Adams, Charaka, Aretaeus of Cappadocia, Albert of Riga, Georges Gilles de la Tourette, and Werner Haase.

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Among people born in 1621, Thomas Willis ranks 5Before him are Jean de La Fontaine, Louis, Grand Condé, Guru Tegh Bahadur, and George II Rákóczi. After him are Amakusa Shirō, Petar Zrinski, Leonora Christina Ulfeldt, Maximilian Henry of Bavaria, Isaac van Ostade, Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, and Allaert van Everdingen. Among people deceased in 1675, Thomas Willis ranks 8Before him are Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne, Gerrit Dou, Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy, James Gregory, Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha, and Guru Tegh Bahadur. After him are Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine, Gilles de Roberval, Amalia of Solms-Braunfels, Leopoldo de' Medici, Cornelis Norbertus Gijsbrechts, and Feodosia Morozova.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Willis ranks 926 out of 7,765Before him are Sarah Brightman (1960), Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872), Ewan McGregor (1971), Steve Harris (1956), Isabella of England (1214), and Karl Jenkins (1944). After him are Judith of Flanders (844), Stephen Boyd (1931), Jane Boleyn, Viscountess Rochford (1505), Oliver Reed (1938), Ronald George Wreyford Norrish (1897), and Dylan Thomas (1914).

Among PHYSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among physicians born in United Kingdom, Thomas Willis ranks 14Before him are John Snow (1813), Niels Kaj Jerne (1911), Frederick Griffith (1879), Mungo Park (1771), John Langdon Down (1828), and Alan Hodgkin (1914). After him are Hans Sloane (1660), James Black (1924), James Lind (1716), Edward Bach (1886), Thomas Hodgkin (1798), and Thomas Addison (1793).