William Chester Minor

1834 - 1920

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William Chester Minor (also known as W. C. Minor; 22 June 1834 – 26 March 1920) was an American army surgeon, psychiatric hospital patient, and lexicographical researcher. After serving in the Union Army during the American Civil War, Minor moved to England. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Chester Minor has received more than 1,650,172 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. William Chester Minor is the 252nd most popular physician (up from 326th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Sri Lanka (up from 11th in 2019) and the most popular Sri Lankan Physician.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.65

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year William Chester Minor has had the most page views in the with 112,672 views, followed by Italian (17,545), and Persian (17,517). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Persian (206.62%), French (124.19%), and Turkish (47.74%)


Among physicians, William Chester Minor ranks 252 out of 726Before him are Ernst Gräfenberg, Henry Heimlich, Robert Lefkowitz, François Magendie, Horst Schumann, and Sun Simiao. After him are John O'Keefe, Edward Bach, Antonio Maria Valsalva, Christian Bohr, Torsten Wiesel, and Carl Værnet.

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Among people born in 1834, William Chester Minor ranks 26Before him are Kondō Isami, Kawakami Gensai, John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton, Tekla Bądarzewska-Baranowska, Carl Bloch, and Gaston Planté. After him are Heinrich von Treitschke, Gustav Nachtigal, Viktor Hartmann, Lev Ivanov, John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury, and Samuel Pierpont Langley. Among people deceased in 1920, William Chester Minor ranks 35Before him are Prince Joachim of Prussia, Abraham Kuyper, Otto Gross, Lothar von Trotha, Fatali Khan Khoyski, and Mikhail Eisenstein. After him are Norman Lockyer, Vladimir Purishkevich, Jacob Schiff, S. Ansky, Joseph Trumpeldor, and Alexius Meinong.

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In Sri Lanka

Among people born in Sri Lanka, William Chester Minor ranks 6 out of 51Before him are Sirimavo Bandaranaike (1916), Velupillai Prabhakaran (1954), Ananda Coomaraswamy (1877), Ranil Wickremesinghe (1949), and Anagarika Dharmapala (1864). After him are Tony Hoare (1934), Aryadeva (200), St John Philby (1885), Mahinda Rajapaksa (1945), S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike (1899), and Chandrika Kumaratunga (1945).

Among PHYSICIANS In Sri Lanka

Among physicians born in Sri Lanka, William Chester Minor ranks 1