Carl Peter Thunberg

1743 - 1828

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Carl Peter Thunberg, also known as Karl Peter von Thunberg, Carl Pehr Thunberg, or Carl Per Thunberg (11 November 1743 – 8 August 1828), was a Swedish naturalist and an "apostle" of Carl Linnaeus. After studying under Linnaeus at Uppsala University, he spent seven years travelling in southern Africa and Asia, collecting and describing many plants and animals new to European science, and observing local cultures. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Peter Thunberg has received more than 120,473 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Carl Peter Thunberg is the 68th most popular biologist (down from 64th in 2019), the 107th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 100th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Swedish Biologist.

Carl Peter Thunberg was a Swedish botanist who traveled to Japan in 1775 and brought back many new plant species to Europe.

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Among biologists, Carl Peter Thunberg ranks 68 out of 844Before him are André Michel Lwoff, Ibn al-Baitar, Philip Miller, Albert Claude, Julian Huxley, and Hans Christian Gram. After him are Max Theiler, Alexander Oparin, Charles Lucien Bonaparte, Martinus Beijerinck, Gabriele Falloppio, and Coenraad Jacob Temminck.

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Among people born in 1743, Carl Peter Thunberg ranks 13Before him are Marquis de Condorcet, Toussaint Louverture, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Edmund Cartwright, and Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi. After him are Nicolai Abildgaard, René Just Haüy, Gavrila Derzhavin, William I, Elector of Hesse, Louis Claude de Saint-Martin, and Joseph Banks. Among people deceased in 1828, Carl Peter Thunberg ranks 7Before him are Franz Schubert, Francisco Goya, Shaka, Maria Feodorovna, Victor of Aveyron, and Franz Joseph Gall. After him are Jean-Antoine Houdon, Alexander Ypsilantis, Kobayashi Issa, William Hyde Wollaston, Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, and Karl Mack von Leiberich.

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Among people born in Sweden, Carl Peter Thunberg ranks 107 out of 1,296Before him are Arvid Carlsson (1923), Alva Myrdal (1902), Roy Andersson (1943), Ingrid Thulin (1926), Bertil Ohlin (1899), and Sverker I of Sweden (1100). After him are Emund the Old (1030), Lennart Torstensson (1603), Canute I of Sweden (1150), Birgit Nilsson (1918), Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1700), and Harriet Andersson (1932).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Sweden

Among biologists born in Sweden, Carl Peter Thunberg ranks 2Before him are Carl Linnaeus (1707). After him are Tomas Lindahl (1938), Hugo Theorell (1903), Carl Linnaeus the Younger (1741), Olaus Rudbeck (1630), Elias Magnus Fries (1794), Eva Ekeblad (1724), Adam Afzelius (1750), Anders Sparrman (1748), Erik Acharius (1757), and Carl Alexander Clerck (1710).