Carl Correns

1864 - 1933

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Carl Erich Correns (19 September 1864 – 14 February 1933) was a German botanist and geneticist notable primarily for his independent discovery of the principles of heredity, which he achieved simultaneously but independently of the botanist Hugo de Vries, and for his rediscovery of Gregor Mendel's earlier paper on that subject. Correns was a student of Karl Nägeli, a renowned botanist with whom Mendel corresponded about his work with peas, and who subsequently engaged in a long exchange of letters concerning reproducibility of the results in another species (Hieracium). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Correns has received more than 100,697 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Carl Correns is the 270th most popular biologist (up from 298th in 2019), the 2,186th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,970th in 2019) and the 51st most popular German Biologist.

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Among biologists, Carl Correns ranks 270 out of 844Before him are Otto Friedrich Müller, Alexander Georg von Bunge, Joy Adamson, Emil Christian Hansen, Henri Milne-Edwards, and August Grisebach. After him are Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti, Wilhelm Peters, Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest, Pieter Boddaert, George Smith, and Michael W. Young.

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Among people born in 1864, Carl Correns ranks 66Before him are Auguste Charlois, Arthur Zimmermann, Nikolay Chkheidze, Alejandro Lerroux, Infanta Eulalia of Spain, and Robert Grant Aitken. After him are Wilhelm Souchon, Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky, Stefan Żeromski, Đồng Khánh, Anagarika Dharmapala, and Ion I. C. Brătianu. Among people deceased in 1933, Carl Correns ranks 46Before him are Theodor Lessing, Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon, Henri Duparc, Roscoe Arbuckle, Hermann von François, and Pierre Paul Émile Roux. After him are Giovanni Giacometti, Anagarika Dharmapala, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Prince Alfons of Bavaria, Robert T. A. Innes, and Sen Katayama.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Carl Correns ranks 2,186 out of 5,289Before him are Tielman Susato (1500), Miguel, Duke of Braganza (1853), Helmut Lachenmann (1935), Karl Friedrich von Steinmetz (1796), August Grisebach (1814), and Toni Kroos (1990). After him are Hans Blumenberg (1920), Günther Lützow (1912), Wilhelm Souchon (1864), Johann Kirnberger (1721), Cornelia Funke (1958), and Duchess Louise Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1779).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Germany

Among biologists born in Germany, Carl Correns ranks 51Before him are Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini (1797), Karl Möbius (1825), Lorenz Oken (1779), Ludwig Reichenbach (1793), Johann Friedrich von Brandt (1802), and August Grisebach (1814). After him are Wilhelm Peters (1815), Fritz Müller (1822), Ernst Schäfer (1910), Hieronymus Bock (1498), Heinrich Anton de Bary (1831), and Conrad Moench (1744).