Janssen, Paul

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Janssen, Paul Gender: M
born on 12 September 1926 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Turnhout, Belgium, 51n19, 4e57
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Treindl
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 18°55' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 16°46 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 19°40'


Belgian physician, biologist, chemist, pharmacologist and founder of Janssen Pharmaceutics (pharmaceutical company). During his military service, he worked at the University of Cologne in Germany at the Institute of Pharmacology of J. Schuller, where he worked until 1952. After he returned to Belgium he worked part-time at the Institute of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (University of Ghent) of Professor Corneille Heymans, who had won the Nobel prize for medicine in 1938. Janssen founded his own research laboratory in 1953, with a loan from his father.

Janssen and the scientists at Janssen Pharmaceutica discovered more than 80 new medicines. Five of his medicines are on the WHO list of essential medicines. During his life he received more than 80 medical prizes and 22 honorary doctorates. In 1990 Janssen was knighted by Baudouin I of Belgium and became a Baron.

Paul Janssen has 5 children and 13 grandchildren. He died very suddenly on November 11, 2003 Rome in the arms of his wife Dora Arts.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Start Business 1953 (with loan of his father)

Source Notes

Forum member got the birth hour in an e-mail from town hall.


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage - Very happy (5 children)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive
  • Vocation : Medical : Pharmacist
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician
  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry
  • Notable : Awards : Knighted (1990 knighted baron by King Beaudouin of Belgium)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (80 medical prizes, 22 honorary doctorates)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession