Asa Gray

1810 - 1888

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Asa Gray (November 18, 1810 – January 30, 1888) is considered the most important American botanist of the 19th century. His Darwiniana was considered an important explanation of how religion and science were not necessarily mutually exclusive. Gray was adamant that a genetic connection must exist between all members of a species. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Asa Gray has received more than 255,195 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Asa Gray is the 548th most popular biologist (down from 542nd in 2019), the 4,960th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,599th in 2019) and the 69th most popular American Biologist.

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Among biologists, Asa Gray ranks 548 out of 844Before him are Michael Sars, Élie-Abel Carrière, Johann Jakob Bernhardi, Heinrich Zollinger, Philip Henry Gosse, and Franz Meyen. After him are Johann Julius Walbaum, Joseph Banks Rhine, Anna Russell, Nathaniel Lord Britton, Joseph Gottlieb Kölreuter, and Władysław Taczanowski.

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Among people born in 1810, Asa Gray ranks 59Before him are Edward Blyth, Francis de Laporte de Castelnau, Eugène Belgrand, Giovanni Lanza, Jules Malou, and Philip Henry Gosse. After him are Ferdinand Freiligrath, Little Crow, Paul Kane, Johann Löwenthal, Eliza McCardle Johnson, and Félicien David. Among people deceased in 1888, Asa Gray ranks 62Before him are François Perrier, Jules Émile Planchon, Amos Bronson Alcott, Carl Christian Hall, Philip Henry Gosse, and Jozef Miloslav Hurban. After him are Charles Duclerc, Victoria Benedictsson, Francesco Faà di Bruno, Arsène Darmesteter, Alessandro Antonelli, and Carl Gustav Axel Harnack.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Asa Gray ranks 4,960 out of 15,968Before him are Billy Blanks (1955), Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš (1964), Dee Dee Warwick (1942), Jimmy Durante (1893), Fred Gwynne (1926), and Billie Burke (1884). After him are Joey Kramer (1950), Manny Ayulo (1921), Charles Yerkes (1837), Andrea True (1943), Nick Cassavetes (1959), and Russ Tamblyn (1934).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Asa Gray ranks 69Before him are Garrett Hardin (1915), Francis Collins (1950), Gerrit Smith Miller (1869), Brian Kobilka (1955), Sewall Wright (1889), and Mary Agnes Chase (1869). After him are Nathaniel Lord Britton (1859), Charles David Keeling (1928), Frederic Clements (1874), Joseph Leidy (1823), Paul R. Ehrlich (1932), and Harold E. Varmus (1939).