Arthur Smith Woodward

1864 - 1944

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Sir Arthur Smith Woodward, FRS (23 May 1864 – 2 September 1944) was an English palaeontologist, known as a world expert in fossil fish. He also described the Piltdown Man fossils, which were later determined to be fraudulent. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Smith Woodward has received more than 40,198 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Arthur Smith Woodward is the 312th most popular historian (down from 264th in 2019), the 3,909th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,224th in 2019) and the 41st most popular British Historian.

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Among historians, Arthur Smith Woodward ranks 312 out of 341Before him are Patricia Crone, Daniel Pipes, Efraim Zuroff, William of Newburgh, George Grote, and Kenneth Clark. After him are Ivan Charota, Vasily Struve, Timothy D. Snyder, Charles A. Beard, Simon Schama, and Richard J. Evans.

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Among people born in 1864, Arthur Smith Woodward ranks 128Before him are Toros Toramanian, Miina Härma, Alfred John Keene, Alice Tegnér, Alice Davenport, and Willoughby Hamilton. After him are Antonín Sova, Reginald Dyer, Frances Benjamin Johnston, Frank Chapman, Alexandre Levy, and George Hillyard. Among people deceased in 1944, Arthur Smith Woodward ranks 220Before him are Walter Breisky, Grigore Antipa, Charles Dana Gibson, David Prain, Katri Vala, and George Herriman. After him are Frank Knox, Stephen Leacock, Eoin O'Duffy, Georg Dascher, Toni Merkens, and Mary Adela Blagg.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Arthur Smith Woodward ranks 3,909 out of 6,924Before him are Steve Hogarth (1956), William Thomas Blanford (1832), John Marston (1576), Nevile Henderson (1882), John Prescott (1938), and Nigella Lawson (1960). After him are John Gardner (1926), David Douglas (1799), William Friese-Greene (1855), Marianne Jean-Baptiste (1967), Arthur Surridge Hunt (1871), and Jayne Atkinson (1959).

Among HISTORIANS In United Kingdom

Among historians born in United Kingdom, Arthur Smith Woodward ranks 41Before him are Martin Gilbert (1936), Agnes Arber (1879), G. M. Trevelyan (1876), William of Newburgh (1130), George Grote (1794), and Kenneth Clark (1903). After him are Simon Schama (1945), Richard J. Evans (1947), Robert Service (1947), Orlando Figes (1959), Iain Pears (1955), and Mark Mazower (1958).