Abraham Trembley

1710 - 1784

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Abraham Trembley (3 September 1710 – 12 May 1784 Geneva) was a Genevan naturalist. He is best known for being the first to study freshwater polyps or hydra and for being among the first to develop experimental zoology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abraham Trembley has received more than 28,576 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Abraham Trembley is the 387th most popular biologist (down from 370th in 2019), the 269th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 241st in 2019) and the 15th most popular Swiss Biologist.

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Among biologists, Abraham Trembley ranks 387 out of 844Before him are John Gilbert Baker, Carl Friedrich von Ledebour, Joel Asaph Allen, Guillaume Rondelet, Auguste Chevalier, and Lorenz Heister. After him are Giuseppe Acerbi, Richard Henderson, Félix Vicq-d'Azyr, Lev Berg, Carl Borivoj Presl, and Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn.

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Among people born in 1710, Abraham Trembley ranks 17Before him are Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo, William Cullen, Mohammed ben Abdallah, Johann II Bernoulli, Carl Alexander Clerck, and Paolo Renier. After him are John Ellis, Augustin Ehrensvärd, Adam Gottlob Moltke, Princess Amalia of Nassau-Dietz, Princess Luise Dorothea of Saxe-Meiningen, and Charles Simon Favart. Among people deceased in 1784, Abraham Trembley ranks 12Before him are Junípero Serra, Torbern Bergman, Phillis Wheatley, Otto Friedrich Müller, Princess Friederike Luise of Prussia, and César-François Cassini de Thury. After him are Anders Johan Lexell, Allan Ramsay, and Caesar Rodney.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Abraham Trembley ranks 269 out of 749Before him are Salomon Gessner (1730), Werner Bischof (1916), Hans Erni (1909), Carl Jacob Burckhardt (1891), Walther Ritz (1878), and Raoul Pictet (1846). After him are Emer de Vattel (1714), Didier Queloz (1966), Daniel Schmid (1941), Jean Reynier (1771), Leopold Kielholz (1911), and Othmar Schoeck (1886).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Switzerland

Among biologists born in Switzerland, Abraham Trembley ranks 15Before him are Josias Braun-Blanquet (1884), François-Alphonse Forel (1841), Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810), Johann Bauhin (1541), Johann Jakob von Tschudi (1818), and Johann Jakob Scheuchzer (1672). After him are Jakob Friedrich Ehrhart (1742), Oswald Heer (1809), Alfred Newton (1829), John Isaac Briquet (1870), Heinrich Zollinger (1818), and Johannes Müller Argoviensis (1828).