Bill Mollison

1928 - 2016

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Bruce Charles "Bill" Mollison (4 May 1928 – 24 September 2016) was an Australian researcher, author, scientist, teacher and biologist. In 1981, he was awarded the Right Livelihood Award "for developing and promoting the theory and practice of permaculture".Permaculture (from "permanent agriculture") is an integrated system of ecological and environmental design which Mollison co-developed with David Holmgren, and which they together envisioned as a perennial and sustainable form of agriculture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bill Mollison has received more than 244,463 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Bill Mollison is the 29th most popular anthropologist (down from 27th in 2019), the 69th most popular biography from Australia (down from 64th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Australian Anthropologist.

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Among anthropologists, Bill Mollison ranks 29 out of 69Before him are Marshall Sahlins, Mary Leakey, Marc Augé, Wilhelm Schmidt, Cheikh Anta Diop, and Pierre Clastres. After him are Jacques de Morgan, Franco Basaglia, Fredrik Barth, Marcel Griaule, Henry Fairfield Osborn, and Ann Dunham.

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Among people born in 1928, Bill Mollison ranks 181Before him are William Peter Blatty, Victor Stănculescu, Nicolas Hayek, Nick Holonyak, Eugene Merle Shoemaker, and Ali Kafi. After him are Veljko Bulajić, Ralph Waite, Peter Hans Kolvenbach, Robert Indiana, Édouard Molinaro, and Nicolas Roeg. Among people deceased in 2016, Bill Mollison ranks 143Before him are Piet de Jong, Glenn Frey, António Mascarenhas Monteiro, Georges Cottier, Vilmos Zsigmond, and Susannah Mushatt Jones. After him are David Huddleston, Jay Wright Forrester, Peter Hans Kolvenbach, Black, Javier Echevarría Rodríguez, and Héctor Babenco.

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Among people born in Australia, Bill Mollison ranks 69 out of 790Before him are Diane Cilento (1933), Morris West (1916), John Howard (1939), Nellie Melba (1861), David Wenham (1965), and Cassandra Harris (1948). After him are Harold Holt (1908), Sia (1975), Miranda Otto (1967), Bryan Brown (1947), Luís Vaz de Torres (1565), and George Pell (1941).


Among anthropologists born in Australia, Bill Mollison ranks 2Before him are Raymond Dart (1893).