Occupation

BIOLOGISTS

With 686 biographies, Biologists are the 19th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Cyclists, Racing Drivers, and Mathematicians.

Pantheon has 685 people classified as biologists born between 1197 and 2000. Of these 685, 82 (11.97%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living biologists include James Watson, Richard Dawkins, and Yoshinori Ohsumi. The most famous deceased biologists include Charles Darwin, Carl Linnaeus, and Gregor Mendel.

Living Biologists

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Deceased Biologists

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Most biologists were born in United Kingdom (105), United States (105), and Germany (101). By city, the most common birth places were Paris (22), London (21), and New York City (16).The most common death places of biologists were United Kingdom (98), Germany (86), and United States (85). By city, these were Paris (45), London (35), and Berlin (24).

The earliest biographies classified as biologists in Pantheon are Otto Brunfels, Alessandra Giliani, and Ibn al-Baitar.  The concentration of biologists was largest during the Newspaper Era, which lasted from 1700 to 1899. Some birth or death locations for earlier biologists are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

Which Biologists were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Biologists since 1700.

Biologists are found within the Science & Technology domain which also includes Mathematicians, Physicists, Astronomers, Chemists, and Physicians.