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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 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 1,972,102 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Alfred Russel Wallace is the 16th most popular biologist (down from 13th in 2019), the 143rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 133rd 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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Among biologists, Alfred Russel Wallace ranks 16 out of 841Before him are James Watson, Karl Landsteiner, Konrad Lorenz, Peter Kropotkin, Rosalind Franklin, and Thomas Hunt Morgan. After him are Richard Dawkins, Georges Cuvier, Francis Crick, Robert Brown, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, and Thomas Henry Huxley.

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Among people born in 1823, Alfred Russel Wallace ranks 3Before him are Abdulmejid I and Phineas Gage. After him are Max Müller, Ernest Renan, Alexandre Cabanel, Gyula Andrássy, Leopold Kronecker, Sándor Petőfi, Édouard Lalo, Jean-Henri Fabre, and Li Hongzhang. Among people deceased in 1913, Alfred Russel Wallace ranks 3Before him are Ferdinand de Saussure and Rudolf Diesel. After him are George I of Greece, J. P. Morgan, Alfred von Schlieffen, Menelik II, Harriet Tubman, Sophia of Nassau, Lesya Ukrainka, Tobias Asser, and Tokugawa Yoshinobu.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Alfred Russel Wallace ranks 143 out of 7,765Before him are J. J. Thomson (1856), William IV of the United Kingdom (1765), John Venn (1834), Anthony Eden (1897), Rosalind Franklin (1920), and John, King of England (1166). After him are Charlie Watts (1941), George Harrison (1943), Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (1857), George IV of the United Kingdom (1762), Ada Lovelace (1815), and Catherine Parr (1512).

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), Robert Brown (1773), Thomas Henry Huxley (1825), Christian de Duve (1917), Richard Owen (1804), Erasmus Darwin (1731), John Edward Gray (1800), and Philip Miller (1691).