Adelbert von Chamisso

1781 - 1838

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Adelbert von Chamisso (German pronunciation: [ˈaːdl̩bɛʁt fɔn ʃaˈmɪso]; 30 January 1781 – 21 August 1838) was a German poet and botanist, author of Peter Schlemihl, a famous story about a man who sold his shadow. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adelbert von Chamisso has received more than 102,396 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Adelbert von Chamisso is the 44th most popular biologist (up from 51st in 2019), the 655th most popular biography from France (up from 694th in 2019) and the 8th most popular French Biologist.

Adelbert von Chamisso is most famous for his book, "Peter Schlemihl," which tells the story of a man who sells his shadow to the devil.

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Among biologists, Adelbert von Chamisso ranks 44 out of 844Before him are Peter Simon Pallas, August Weismann, Ada Yonath, Harald zur Hausen, Jean-Henri Fabre, and René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur. After him are Erasmus Darwin, Robert Brown, Christian de Duve, Theodor Schwann, Hans Spemann, and Hugo de Vries.

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Among people born in 1781, Adelbert von Chamisso ranks 8Before him are Eugène de Beauharnais, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Siméon Denis Poisson, Bernard Bolzano, René Laennec, and Louis Joseph, Dauphin of France. After him are Stamford Raffles, David Brewster, Achim von Arnim, Anton Diabelli, Frederica of Baden, and William I of Württemberg. Among people deceased in 1838, Adelbert von Chamisso ranks 3Before him are Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord and Lorenzo Da Ponte. After him are Jean Marc Gaspard Itard, Pierre Louis Dulong, Ferdinand Ries, Maximilian, Hereditary Prince of Saxony, Bernard Courtois, Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy, Johann Nepomuk Maelzel, Bernhard Crusell, and Johanna Schopenhauer.

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In France

Among people born in France, Adelbert von Chamisso ranks 655 out of 5,234Before him are Michel Eugène Chevreul (1786), Albert Fert (1938), Hilary of Poitiers (315), Isabelle Adjani (1955), Édouard Lalo (1823), and Marie-Antoine Carême (1784). After him are Jacques Monod (1910), Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy (1766), Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy (1528), Jeanne Hébuterne (1898), Thomas Bangalter (1), and Magnentius (303).

Among BIOLOGISTS In France

Among biologists born in France, Adelbert von Chamisso ranks 8Before him are Luc Montagnier (1932), Georges Cuvier (1769), Charles Richet (1850), Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707), Jean-Henri Fabre (1823), and René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683). After him are François Jacob (1920), Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1772), Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (1947), André Michel Lwoff (1902), Charles Lucien Bonaparte (1803), and Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (1656).