William Harvey

1578 - 1657

William Harvey

William Harvey (1 April 1578 – 3 June 1657) was an English physician who made influential contributions in anatomy and physiology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Harvey has received more than 1,282,174 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 16th most popular physician.

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among physicians, William Harvey ranks 14 out of 438Before him are Basil of Caesarea, Robert Koch, Albert Schweitzer, Edward Jenner, Andreas Vesalius, and Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi. After him are Cyril of Alexandria, Alois Alzheimer, Cesare Lombroso, Nestorius, Pedanius Dioscorides, and Ignaz Semmelweis.

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Among people born in 1578, William Harvey ranks 3Before him are Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor and Philip III of Spain. After him are François Ravaillac, Francesco Albani, Adam Elsheimer, Wolfgang Wilhelm, Count Palatine of Neuburg, John Webster, Fede Galizia, and Benedetto Castelli. Among people deceased in 1657, William Harvey ranks 1After him are Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor, Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Frans Snyders, Gustav Horn, Count of Pori, Jacob van Campen, Olimpia Maidalchini, Balthasar van der Ast, Kâtip Çelebi, Nicole, Duchess of Lorraine, Robert Blake, and Andrew Bobola.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Harvey ranks 95 out of 5,347Before him are Emily Brontë (1818), Blackbeard (1680), Edward Elgar (1857), George IV of the United Kingdom (1762), George Stephenson (1781), and Edward VI of England (1537). After him are Christopher Lee (1922), Henry VII of England (1457), H. G. Wells (1866), Ridley Scott (1937), Charlotte Brontë (1816), and Aldous Huxley (1894).

Among PHYSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among physicians born in United Kingdom, William Harvey ranks 2Before him are Edward Jenner (1749). After him are James Parkinson (1755), Robert Edwards (1925), Joseph Lister (1827), John Langdon Down (1828), Edgar Adrian (1889), Niels Kaj Jerne (1911), Alan Hodgkin (1914), Hans Sloane (1660), Elizabeth Blackwell (1821), and John Snow (1813).