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Carl Ludwig Willdenow

1765 - 1812

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Carl Ludwig Willdenow (22 August 1765 – 10 July 1812) was a German botanist, pharmacist, and plant taxonomist. He is considered one of the founders of phytogeography, the study of the geographic distribution of plants. Willdenow was also a mentor of Alexander von Humboldt, one of the earliest and best known phytogeographers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Ludwig Willdenow has received more than 69,755 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Carl Ludwig Willdenow is the 212th most popular biologist (down from 208th in 2019), the 1,899th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,701st in 2019) and the 30th most popular German Biologist.

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Among biologists, Carl Ludwig Willdenow ranks 212 out of 841Before him are Thomas Browne, Pierre Belon, Michael Rosbash, Bernard Germain de Lacépède, Michael W. Young, and Erik Acharius. After him are Adolf Engler, Eva Ekeblad, Bruce Beutler, H. Robert Horvitz, Peter Forsskål, and John Lindley.

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Among people born in 1765, Carl Ludwig Willdenow ranks 15Before him are Karl Ludwig Harding, Princess Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt, Paolo Ruffini, José María Morelos, Michał Kleofas Ogiński, and Frederick Christian II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg. After him are Franz Xaver von Baader, Pierre Dupont de l'Étang, Nguyễn Du, Duchess Frederica of Württemberg, Charles Hatchett, and Jean-Baptiste Drouet, Comte d'Erlon. Among people deceased in 1812, Carl Ludwig Willdenow ranks 9Before him are Emanuel Schikaneder, Sacagawea, Étienne-Louis Malus, George Clinton, Jan Ladislav Dussek, and Shneur Zalman of Liadi. After him are Marianna Martines, Spencer Perceval, Hieronymus von Colloredo, Duke George of Oldenburg, Franz Anton Hoffmeister, and Isaac Titsingh.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Carl Ludwig Willdenow ranks 1,899 out of 6,142Before him are Prince Franz of Bavaria (1875), Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach (1759), Karl von Piloty (1826), Frederick I, Duke of Anhalt (1831), Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder (1773), and Berthold, Duke of Merania (1153). After him are Richard Z. Kruspe (1967), Duchess Augusta of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1764), Kunigunde of Hohenstaufen (1202), Franz Xaver von Baader (1765), Matthias Jabs (1955), and Adolf Frederick I, Duke of Mecklenburg (1588).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Germany

Among biologists born in Germany, Carl Ludwig Willdenow ranks 30Before him are Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg (1795), Carl Gustav Carus (1789), Otto Wilhelm Hermann von Abich (1806), Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann (1916), Georges J. F. Köhler (1946), and Willi Hennig (1913). After him are Gotthelf Fischer von Waldheim (1771), Friedrich Loeffler (1852), Joseph Gaertner (1732), Hieronymus Bock (1498), Otto Brunfels (1488), and Johann Baptist von Spix (1781).