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About Rudolf Virchow
Credited for spearheading modern-day pathology, Rudolf Virchow is known to be the first person in history to name and describe diseases like thrombosis, ochronosis, and leukemia. His 1847 research on typhus disease played a key role in the development of Germany’s public health.
Throughout his active years, he produced over 2000 writings with some titled “Omnis cellula e cellula” and “Cellular Pathology”. Known to be against Charles Darwin’s evolution theory, Virchow coined a number of biological terms such as "neuroglia", "parenchyma" and "agenesis".
He’s best known for his cell theory where he argued that “All cells arise only from pre-existing cells”.
His parents were Johanna Maria Hesse and Carl Christian Siegfried Virchow. He was the husband of Ferdinande Rosalie Mayer, and together they had six kids.
He was trained at the Friedrich Wilhelm University.
The German physician won the Copley Medal in 1892.
His colleagues nicknamed him the "Pope of medicine".
He was one of the founders of the political party called Deutsche Fortschrittspartei.
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F.A.Q. about Rudolf Virchow
When is his birthday?
Rudolf Virchow's birthday is on October 13, 1821.
In how many days is his birthday?
Rudolf's birthday is in 319 days
How old was Rudolf when he died?
He was 80 years old.
When did he die?
He died in September 5, 1902.
How old would he be today?
Rudolf Virchow would be 200 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Rudolf from?
He was born in Schivelbein (Pomerania).
Rudolf Virchow's Popularity
Rudolf Virchow was a famous German physician, biologist, and politician, who was born on October 13, 1821. As a person born on this date, Rudolf Virchow is listed in our database as the 42nd most popular celebrity for the day (October 13) and the 8th most popular for the year (1821).
People born on October 13 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. Rudolf Virchow is the 1366th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Rudolf Virchow's birthday, Rudolf Virchow is the 162nd most famous German.
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