Arthur Smith Woodward

1864 - 1944

Arthur Smith Woodward

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 36,755 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 264th most popular historian.

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Among historians, Arthur Smith Woodward ranks 264 out of 292Before him are Patricia Crone, Walter Jens, Samuel Eliot Morison, Paul Kennedy, Martin Gilbert, and William H. McNeill. After him are Florian Cajori, Benny Morris, Daniel Pipes, Kenneth Clark, Andreas Maislinger, and G. M. Trevelyan.

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Among people born in 1864, Arthur Smith Woodward ranks 111Before him are Charles Dawson, Toros Toramanian, Ransom E. Olds, Alfred John Keene, George Hillyard, and William S. Hart. After him are Frank Chapman, Antonín Sova, Alice Davenport, Reginald Dyer, Banjo Paterson, and Jessie Ralph. Among people deceased in 1944, Arthur Smith Woodward ranks 187Before him are Kustaa Pihlajamäki, Jaan Kikkas, Stephen Leacock, Charles Hardinge, 1st Baron Hardinge of Penshurst, Jurgis Baltrušaitis, and Eoin O'Duffy. After him are Wendell Willkie, Frank Knox, Ernest Townsend, Shigeo Arai, Jessie Ralph, and Margaret Woodrow Wilson.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Arthur Smith Woodward ranks 3,224 out of 5,347Before him are Michael Heseltine (1933), John Marston (1576), Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh (1743), Mark Thatcher (1953), Doug Bradley (1954), and Jacqueline Wilson (1945). After him are Simon McBurney (1957), Ben Chaplin (1969), Abraham Cowley (1618), Paul Radmilovic (1886), Alex Kingston (1963), and Arnold Jackson (1891).

Among HISTORIANS In United Kingdom

Among historians born in United Kingdom, Arthur Smith Woodward ranks 34Before him are Timothy Garton Ash (1955), William Robertson (1721), John Keegan (1934), Hugh Trevor-Roper (1914), William of Newburgh (1130), and Martin Gilbert (1936). After him are Kenneth Clark (1903), Niall Ferguson (1964), Richard J. Evans (1947), Robert Service (1947), Simon Schama (1945), and Iain Pears (1955).