Augustin Pyramus de Candolle

1778 - 1841

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Augustin Pyramus (or Pyrame) de Candolle (UK: , US: , French: [kɑ̃dɔl]; 4 February 1778 – 9 September 1841) was a Swiss botanist. René Louiche Desfontaines launched de Candolle's botanical career by recommending him at a herbarium. Within a couple of years de Candolle had established a new genus, and he went on to document hundreds of plant families and create a new natural plant classification system. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Augustin Pyramus de Candolle has received more than 204,236 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Augustin Pyramus de Candolle is the 75th most popular biologist (up from 123rd in 2019), the 74th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 102nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Swiss Biologist.

Augustin Pyramus de Candolle is most famous for his work on plant taxonomy.

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Among biologists, Augustin Pyramus de Candolle ranks 75 out of 1,097Before him are Alexander Oparin, Robert Edwards, Ferdinand Cohn, Herman Boerhaave, Max Theiler, and Ernst Mayr. After him are Svante Pääbo, Dmitri Ivanovsky, Bernard Katz, Philip Miller, Ibn al-Baitar, and Elizabeth Blackburn.

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Among people born in 1778, Augustin Pyramus de Candolle ranks 12Before him are José de San Martín, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, Bernardo O'Higgins, and Fernando Sor. After him are Clemens Brentano, Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry, Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, Ugo Foscolo, and Kittur Chennamma. Among people deceased in 1841, Augustin Pyramus de Candolle ranks 7Before him are Johann Friedrich Herbart, Nicolas Appert, William Henry Harrison, Mikhail Lermontov, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, and Caroline of Baden. After him are Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno, Friedrich Sertürner, Johan August Arfwedson, Minh Mạng, Ferdinando Carulli, and Félix Savart.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Augustin Pyramus de Candolle ranks 74 out of 1,015Before him are Alexandre Yersin (1863), Clay Regazzoni (1939), Lys Assia (1924), Peter Zumthor (1943), Domenico Fontana (1543), and Horace Bénédict de Saussure (1740). After him are Alejo Carpentier (1904), Sigismond Thalberg (1812), Werner Arber (1929), Friedrich Miescher (1844), Johann Ludwig Burckhardt (1784), and Félix Vallotton (1865).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Switzerland

Among biologists born in Switzerland, Augustin Pyramus de Candolle ranks 3Before him are Conrad Gessner (1516), and Daniel Bovet (1907). After him are Werner Arber (1929), Louis Agassiz (1807), Gaspard Bauhin (1560), Charles Bonnet (1720), Alexander Agassiz (1835), Albert von Kölliker (1817), Jakob Friedrich Ehrhart (1742), Carl Nägeli (1817), and Josias Braun-Blanquet (1884).