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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 191,334 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Augustin Pyramus de Candolle is the 119th most popular biologist (down from 80th in 2019), the 102nd most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 78th in 2019) and the 4th 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 119 out of 841Before him are Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Ferdinand Cohn, Norman Borlaug, Har Gobind Khorana, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, and Rudolf Weigl. After him are Georg Wilhelm Steller, Ralph M. Steinman, Armand David, Gaspard Bauhin, Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber, and Aimé Bonpland.

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

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Augustin Pyramus de Candolle ranks 102 out of 876Before him are Gianni Infantino (1970), Horace Bénédict de Saussure (1740), Jost Bürgi (1552), Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821), Nicholas of Flüe (1417), and Hannes Meyer (1889). After him are Germain Henri Hess (1802), Ludwig Binswanger (1881), Gaspard Bauhin (1560), César Ritz (1850), Albert Anker (1831), and Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Switzerland

Among biologists born in Switzerland, Augustin Pyramus de Candolle ranks 4Before him are Conrad Gessner (1516), Daniel Bovet (1907), and Werner Arber (1929). After him are Gaspard Bauhin (1560), Charles Bonnet (1720), Albert von Kölliker (1817), Josias Braun-Blanquet (1884), Jakob Friedrich Ehrhart (1742), Johann Bauhin (1541), Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810), and Carl Nägeli (1817).