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 152,588 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Augustin Pyramus de Candolle is the 80th most popular biologist (up from 120th in 2019), the 78th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 94th in 2019) and the 2nd 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 80 out of 844Before him are Coenraad Jacob Temminck, Hermann Joseph Muller, Lynn Margulis, Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, Johann Friedrich Gmelin, and Irwin Rose. After him are Daniel Bovet, Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, Carolus Clusius, Jules A. Hoffmann, Julius Richard Petri, and Pierre André Latreille.

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Among people born in 1778, Augustin Pyramus de Candolle ranks 16Before him are Bernardo O'Higgins, Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry, Clemens Brentano, Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, and Giovanni Battista Belzoni. After him are Ugo Foscolo, Honoré V, Prince of Monaco, Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Sophie Blanchard, Frederick Louis, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and Carl Ludvig Engel. Among people deceased in 1841, Augustin Pyramus de Candolle ranks 7Before him are Johann Friedrich Herbart, Mikhail Lermontov, Nicolas Appert, William Henry Harrison, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, and Caroline of Baden. After him are Johan August Arfwedson, Ferdinando Carulli, Friedrich Sertürner, Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno, Minh Mạng, and Honoré V, Prince of Monaco.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Augustin Pyramus de Candolle ranks 78 out of 749Before him are Heinrich Wölfflin (1864), Niklaus Wirth (1934), Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741), Roger Federer (1981), Johann Ludwig Burckhardt (1784), and Brother Roger (1915). After him are Daniel Bovet (1907), Félix Vallotton (1865), Johann Jakob Bachofen (1815), Jost Bürgi (1552), Albrecht von Haller (1708), and Alfred Cortot (1877).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Switzerland

Among biologists born in Switzerland, Augustin Pyramus de Candolle ranks 2Before him are Conrad Gessner (1516). After him are Daniel Bovet (1907), Werner Arber (1929), Charles Bonnet (1720), Albert von Kölliker (1817), Gaspard Bauhin (1560), Carl Nägeli (1817), Josias Braun-Blanquet (1884), François-Alphonse Forel (1841), Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810), and Johann Bauhin (1541).