Alfred Russel Wallace

1823 - 1913

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Alfred Russel Wallace (8 January 1823 – 7 November 1913) was an English naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist, biologist and illustrator. He independently conceived the theory of evolution through natural selection; his 1858 paper on the subject was published that year alongside extracts from Charles Darwin's earlier writings on the topic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred Russel Wallace has received more than 2,386,720 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Alfred Russel Wallace is the 14th most popular biologist (up from 15th in 2019), the 156th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 143rd in 2019) and the 4th most popular British Biologist.

Alfred Russel Wallace is most famous for his theory of evolution by natural selection.

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Over the past year Alfred Russel Wallace has had the most page views in the with 248,683 views, followed by Spanish (136,442), and Indonesian (29,949). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are (2,566.67%), (150.00%), and Latin (79.05%)


Among biologists, Alfred Russel Wallace ranks 14 out of 1,097Before him are Ernst Haeckel, Konrad Lorenz, Georges Cuvier, Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, and Karl Landsteiner. After him are Francis Crick, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Thomas Henry Huxley, Élie Metchnikoff, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, and Luc Montagnier.

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Among people born in 1823, Alfred Russel Wallace ranks 4Before him are Abdulmejid I, Phineas Gage, and Max Müller. After him are Gyula Andrássy, Ernest Renan, Sándor Petőfi, Leopold Kronecker, Édouard Lalo, Alexandre Cabanel, Jean-Henri Fabre, and Li Hongzhang. Among people deceased in 1913, Alfred Russel Wallace ranks 4Before him are Ferdinand de Saussure, George I of Greece, and Rudolf Diesel. After him are J. P. Morgan, Alfred von Schlieffen, Lesya Ukrainka, Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Menelik II, Sophia of Nassau, Tobias Asser, and August Bebel.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Alfred Russel Wallace ranks 156 out of 8,785Before him are Helen Mirren (1945), Henry Purcell (1659), John Venn (1834), Tim Berners-Lee (1955), John, King of England (1166), and James VI and I (1566). After him are Joseph Priestley (1733), Catherine Parr (1512), Catherine Howard (1523), Thomas Young (1773), J. K. Rowling (1965), and Alfred Marshall (1842).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Alfred Russel Wallace ranks 4Before him are Charles Darwin (1809), Alexander Fleming (1881), and Rosalind Franklin (1920). After him are Francis Crick (1916), Thomas Henry Huxley (1825), Robert Brown (1773), Christian de Duve (1917), Richard Owen (1804), John Edward Gray (1800), Robert Edwards (1925), and Philip Miller (1691).