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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 50,589 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Arthur Smith Woodward is the 384th most popular historian (down from 312th in 2019), the 4,081st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,900th in 2019) and the 48th most popular British Historian.

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Among historians, Arthur Smith Woodward ranks 384 out of 339Before him are Timothy Garton Ash, Charles A. Beard, Minhaj-i-Siraj, Kenneth Clark, Alfred W. Crosby, and Hermann Oldenberg. After him are Florian Cajori, Christopher Browning, Robert Service, Carroll Quigley, Abd-al-Razzāq Samarqandī, and William of Newburgh.

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Among people born in 1864, Arthur Smith Woodward ranks 143Before him are Stanley Maude, Alice Davenport, Willoughby Hamilton, Reginald Dyer, Tully Marshall, and Alfred John Keene. After him are Anna Golubkina, George Hillyard, George Nichols, Elinor Glyn, Edwin Hedley, and Alexandre Levy. Among people deceased in 1944, Arthur Smith Woodward ranks 248Before him are Lev Shcherba, Mehmet Emin Yurdakul, Charles Dana Gibson, Octav Băncilă, Endre Steiner, and Frank Knox. After him are Shigeo Arai, George Herriman, Adaviye Efendiyeva, Karel Hartmann, John Dill, and Katri Vala.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Arthur Smith Woodward ranks 4,081 out of 7,765Before him are Bill Paterson (1945), Vivian Campbell (1962), Luke Goss (1968), John Taylor (1960), Stephen Moyer (1969), and Richard Eyre (1943). After him are Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount Townshend (1674), Benjamin Vulliamy (1747), Saffron Burrows (1972), Roger Ascham (1515), Archie Panjabi (1972), and Andy Mackay (1946).

Among HISTORIANS In United Kingdom

Among historians born in United Kingdom, Arthur Smith Woodward ranks 48Before him are Richard J. Evans (1947), Simon Schama (1945), Agnes Arber (1879), George Grote (1794), Timothy Garton Ash (1955), and Kenneth Clark (1903). After him are Robert Service (1947), William of Newburgh (1130), Lawrence Stone (1919), Richard Overy (1947), Mary Beard (1955), and Iain Pears (1955).