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 56,289 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Carl Ludwig Willdenow is the 208th most popular biologist (up from 224th in 2019), the 1,701st most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,633rd in 2019) and the 29th most popular German Biologist.

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Among biologists, Carl Ludwig Willdenow ranks 208 out of 844Before him are Hideyo Noguchi, Thomas Browne, Barthélemy Charles Joseph Dumortier, Jérôme Lejeune, Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot, and Friedrich Parrot. After him are Leland H. Hartwell, Johann Matthäus Bechstein, Johann Hermann, John Boyd Orr, Humberto Maturana, and Eva Ekeblad.

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Among people born in 1765, Carl Ludwig Willdenow ranks 15Before him are Karl Ludwig Harding, Michał Kleofas Ogiński, Princess Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt, Paolo Ruffini, José María Morelos, and Frederick Christian II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg. After him are Franz Xaver von Baader, Pierre Dupont de l'Étang, Eli Whitney, Nguyễn Du, Charles Hatchett, and Jean-Baptiste Drouet, Comte d'Erlon. Among people deceased in 1812, Carl Ludwig Willdenow ranks 8Before him are Pyotr Bagration, Emanuel Schikaneder, Sacagawea, Étienne-Louis Malus, Jan Ladislav Dussek, and George Clinton. After him are Spencer Perceval, Hieronymus von Colloredo, Marianna Martines, Isaac Titsingh, Duke George of Oldenburg, and Franz Anton Hoffmeister.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Carl Ludwig Willdenow ranks 1,701 out of 5,289Before him are Arthur Moeller van den Bruck (1876), Conrad Veidt (1893), Carl Ludwig (1816), William Ernest, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1876), Karl von Piloty (1826), and Uri Avnery (1923). After him are Hanns Heinz Ewers (1871), Godfrey Kneller (1646), Georg Lindemann (1884), Henry Raspe, Landgrave of Thuringia (1204), Princess Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt (1736), and Max Skladanowsky (1863).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Germany

Among biologists born in Germany, Carl Ludwig Willdenow ranks 29Before him are Hermann Schlegel (1804), Bert Sakmann (1942), Willi Hennig (1913), Carl Gustav Carus (1789), Gotthelf Fischer von Waldheim (1771), and Friedrich Parrot (1791). After him are Johann Matthäus Bechstein (1757), Georges J. F. Köhler (1946), Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann (1916), Johann Christian Polycarp Erxleben (1744), Johann Karl Wilhelm Illiger (1775), and Friedrich Loeffler (1852).