Edward Jenner was a renowned English scientist and physician regarded as one of the greatest scientists in medical history. He is best known for his pioneering and remarkable work in creating the smallpox vaccine, which is known as the first vaccine ever made.
He was the eight of his parents' nine children. In 1788, he married Catharine Kingscote. Catharine bore him three children, including Edward Robert Jenner who died of tuberculosis at a young age. He remained married to Catharine until her death from tuberculosis in 1815.
His work is believed to have saved more lives than any other invention in world history.
He was included in the BBC's 2002 list of the 100 Greatest Britons.
I shall endeavour still further to prosecute this inquiry, an inquiry I trust not merely speculative, but of sufficient moment to inspire the pleasing hope of its becoming essentially beneficial to mankind.Edward Jenner
was a famous English physician and scientist,
who was born on
May 17, 1749. As a person born on this date, Edward Jenner is listed in our database as the 18th
most popular celebrity for the day (May 17).
People born on May 17
fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull.
Edward Jenner is the 416th most popular Taurus.
Aside from information specific to Edward Jenner's birthday, Edward Jenner is the 474th most famous English.
In general, Edward Jenner ranks as the 5023rd
most popular famous person of all time.
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