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Anna Atkins

1799 - 1871

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Anna Atkins (née Children; 16 March 1799 – 9 June 1871) was an English botanist and photographer. She is often considered the first person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anna Atkins has received more than 346,785 page views. Her biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Anna Atkins is the 155th most popular biologist (down from 149th in 2019), the 1,004th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,020th in 2019) and the 24th most popular British Biologist.

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Among biologists, Anna Atkins ranks 155 out of 841Before her are Mikhail Tsvet, J. Michael Bishop, Jakob von Uexküll, Olaus Rudbeck, Johan Christian Fabricius, and Paul Greengard. After her are Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, Peter Medawar, Erwin Neher, Bert Sakmann, César Milstein, and Renato Dulbecco.

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Among people born in 1799, Anna Atkins ranks 12Before her are Charles II, Duke of Parma, Gustav, Prince of Vasa, Karl Bryullov, William Lassell, Fromental Halévy, and Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander. After her are Christian Friedrich Schönbein, Rodolphe Töpffer, Karl Adolph von Basedow, Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, John Lindley, and Countess of Ségur. Among people deceased in 1871, Anna Atkins ranks 13Before her are Princess Maria Annunciata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Louise of the Netherlands, Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, Omar Pasha, Wilhelm von Tegetthoff, and Sigismond Thalberg. After her are Alexander Afanasyev, Wilhelm Weitling, Charles Paul de Kock, Filippo Taglioni, Jarosław Dąbrowski, and Mehmed Emin Âli Pasha.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Anna Atkins ranks 1,004 out of 7,765Before her are Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire (1477), Stephen Frears (1941), Charlotte Gainsbourg (1971), Joseph Wright of Derby (1734), Honor Blackman (1925), and Warren Hastings (1732). After her are Thomas Cavendish (1560), Ida Noddack (1896), Freeman Dyson (1923), Hans Sloane (1660), Robert Hardy (1925), and Cozy Powell (1947).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Anna Atkins ranks 24Before her are Archibald Hill (1886), Oliver Smithies (1925), William Bateson (1861), Martin Evans (1941), Desmond Morris (1928), and Charles Scott Sherrington (1952). After her are Michael Houghton (1949), J. B. S. Haldane (1892), Joseph Banks (1743), Charles Bell (1774), Henry Walter Bates (1825), and John Boyd Orr (1880).