Alain Bombard

1924 - 2005

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Alain Bombard (French pronunciation: ​[alɛ̃ bɔ̃baʁ]; Paris, 27 October 1924 – Paris, 19 July 2005) was a French biologist, physician and politician famous for sailing in a small boat across the Atlantic Ocean without provision. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alain Bombard has received more than 103,953 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Alain Bombard is the 350th most popular biologist (down from 268th in 2019), the 2,658th most popular biography from France (down from 2,113th in 2019) and the 45th most popular French Biologist.

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Among biologists, Alain Bombard ranks 350 out of 844Before him are Constantine Samuel Rafinesque, Rudolf Weigl, Eugenius Johann Christoph Esper, Antoine de Jussieu, Armen Takhtajan, and Leopold Fitzinger. After him are Alexander von Nordmann, Karl Koch, Louis Claude Richard, Pierre Gaspard Chaumette, William Hudson, and Robert Fortune.

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Among people born in 1924, Alain Bombard ranks 165Before him are Basil Bernstein, Eduardo Paolozzi, Deke Slayton, Jean Laplanche, Marjorie Boulton, and M. Karunanidhi. After him are Claude Lefort, Arthur Janov, Billy Wright, S. R. Nathan, John Hansen, and Jean Girault. Among people deceased in 2005, Alain Bombard ranks 109Before him are Ralph Erskine, Tonino Delli Colli, Jimmy Smith, Alexander Gomelsky, Eduardo Paolozzi, and Link Wray. After him are Andrea Dworkin, Jair da Rosa Pinto, Amrita Pritam, Sergio Endrigo, Ferruccio Valcareggi, and Svatopluk Pluskal.

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In France

Among people born in France, Alain Bombard ranks 2,658 out of 5,234Before him are Nominoe (800), Christian Metz (1931), Michael Baius (1513), Jean-Henri d'Anglebert (1629), Jean Lefebvre (1919), and Bob Sinclar (1969). After him are André Salmon (1881), Jean Guillou (1930), Pal Benko (1928), Alain Aspect (1947), Adelaide-Blanche of Anjou (945), and Claude Bolling (1930).

Among BIOLOGISTS In France

Among biologists born in France, Alain Bombard ranks 45Before him are Charles Plumier (1646), Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart (1801), Frédéric Cuvier (1773), Félix d'Herelle (1873), Pierre Joseph Bonnaterre (1752), and Antoine de Jussieu (1686). After him are Louis Claude Richard (1754), Pierre Gaspard Chaumette (1763), Guillaume-Antoine Olivier (1756), Adrien-Henri de Jussieu (1797), Guillaume Rondelet (1507), and Auguste Chevalier (1873).