BIOLOGIST

Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest

1784 - 1838

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Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest (March 6, 1784 – June 4, 1838) was a French zoologist and author. He was the son of Nicolas Desmarest and father of Eugène Anselme Sébastien Léon Desmarest. Desmarest was a disciple of Georges Cuvier and Alexandre Brongniart, and in 1815, he succeeded Pierre André Latreille to the professorship of zoology at the École nationale vétérinaire d'Alfort. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest has received more than 33,466 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest is the 273rd most popular biologist (down from 212th in 2019), the 2,319th most popular biography from France (down from 1,769th in 2019) and the 37th most popular French Biologist.

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Among BIOLOGISTS

Among biologists, Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest ranks 273 out of 844Before him are Emil Christian Hansen, Henri Milne-Edwards, August Grisebach, Carl Correns, Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti, and Wilhelm Peters. After him are Pieter Boddaert, George Smith, Michael W. Young, Josias Braun-Blanquet, Fritz Müller, and Ian Wilmut.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1784, Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest ranks 25Before him are Moses Montefiore, Peter von Cornelius, Dionisio Aguado y García, Duchess Charlotte Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Friedrich Graf von Wrangel, and George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen. After him are François-Joseph Fétis, Sándor Kőrösi Csoma, Fructuoso Rivera, George Onslow, Thomas Robert Bugeaud, and George William, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe. Among people deceased in 1838, Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest ranks 15Before him are Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy, Johann Nepomuk Maelzel, Bernhard Crusell, Johanna Schopenhauer, Ivan Kotliarevsky, and Charles Percier. After him are José Bonifácio de Andrada, Frédéric Cuvier, René Caillié, Heinrich Marx, Joseph Lancaster, and William Clark.

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In France

Among people born in France, Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest ranks 2,319 out of 5,234Before him are Peter I, Duke of Brittany (1191), Pierre de Castelnau (1170), Henry Beaufort (1374), Jean-Paul Laurens (1838), Auguste Bravais (1811), and Carle Vernet (1758). After him are Michel Petrucciani (1962), Philippe Honoré (1941), Abraham Duquesne (1610), Camille Chautemps (1885), Maurice René Fréchet (1878), and Benedict Joseph Labre (1748).

Among BIOLOGISTS In France

Among biologists born in France, Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest ranks 37Before him are Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1805), René Lesson (1794), Alphonse Pyramus de Candolle (1806), Pierre Belon (1517), René Louiche Desfontaines (1750), and Charles Chamberland (1851). After him are Josif Pančić (1814), Charles Plumier (1646), Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart (1801), Frédéric Cuvier (1773), Félix d'Herelle (1873), and Pierre Joseph Bonnaterre (1752).