Alfred Russel Wallace

1823 - 1913

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Alfred Russel Wallace (8 January 1823 – 7 November 1913) was a British naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist, biologist and illustrator. He is best known for independently conceiving the theory of evolution through natural selection; his paper on the subject was jointly published with some of Charles Darwin's writings in 1858. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred Russel Wallace has received more than 1,688,097 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Alfred Russel Wallace is the 13th most popular biologist (up from 14th in 2019), the 134th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 127th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular British Biologist.

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

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Among biologists, Alfred Russel Wallace ranks 13 out of 844Before him are Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, Ernst Haeckel, Konrad Lorenz, Karl Landsteiner, James Watson, and Luc Montagnier. After him are Peter Kropotkin, Georges Cuvier, Richard Dawkins, Rosalind Franklin, Francis Crick, and Thomas Henry Huxley.

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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 Ernest Renan, Alexandre Cabanel, Gyula Andrássy, Jean-Henri Fabre, Sándor Petőfi, Édouard Lalo, Leopold Kronecker, and Li Hongzhang. Among people deceased in 1913, Alfred Russel Wallace ranks 4Before him are Ferdinand de Saussure, Rudolf Diesel, and George I of Greece. After him are J. P. Morgan, Alfred von Schlieffen, Menelik II, Josephine Cochrane, Harriet Tubman, Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Sophia of Nassau, and August Bebel.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Alfred Russel Wallace ranks 134 out of 6,924Before him are Æthelstan (895), Ecgberht, King of Wessex (800), Elizabeth of York (1466), Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (1857), William IV of the United Kingdom (1765), and James II of England (1633). After him are Aleister Crowley (1875), Neville Chamberlain (1869), Arthur C. Clarke (1917), George III of the United Kingdom (1738), Judi Dench (1934), and Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (1857).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Alfred Russel Wallace ranks 3Before him are Charles Darwin (1809) and Alexander Fleming (1881). After him are Rosalind Franklin (1920), Francis Crick (1916), Thomas Henry Huxley (1825), Richard Owen (1804), Erasmus Darwin (1731), Robert Brown (1773), Christian de Duve (1917), John Edward Gray (1800), and Philip Miller (1691).