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Carlo Luigi Spegazzini

1858 - 1926

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Carlo Luigi Spegazzini, in Spanish Carlos Luis Spegazzini (20 April 1858 – 1 July 1926), was an Italian-born Argentinian botanist and mycologist. On the 1881/1882 expedition led by Giacomo Bove to explore Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, the Italian Decio Vinciguerra was officially both zoologist and botanist, but in fact Spegazzini handled the botanical work. Spegazzini published about 100 scientific papers on vascular plants, describing around 1000 new taxa. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carlo Luigi Spegazzini has received more than 10,906 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Carlo Luigi Spegazzini is the 727th most popular biologist (down from 657th in 2019), the 3,435th most popular biography from Italy (down from 3,033rd in 2019) and the 15th most popular Italian Biologist.

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Among biologists, Carlo Luigi Spegazzini ranks 727 out of 841Before him are Thomas Hardwicke, Karl Moritz Schumann, Daniel Oliver, David Goodall, James Francis Stephens, and Jules Verreaux. After him are Curt Backeberg, George Edwards, Johann Jakob Heckel, G. Evelyn Hutchinson, Albert Charles Smith, and Hermann Harms.

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Among people born in 1858, Carlo Luigi Spegazzini ranks 110Before him are Eva Nansen, May Robson, John Russell, Juan Luis Sanfuentes, Rosa Mayreder, and Take Ionescu. After him are José Leite de Vasconcelos, Joseph Thomson, Maurice Prendergast, Pedro Nel Ospina Vázquez, Willard Metcalf, and Dimitar Petkov. Among people deceased in 1926, Carlo Luigi Spegazzini ranks 92Before him are Carl Swartz, Thomas Moran, Eliška Krásnohorská, Jan Szczepanik, William Larned, and Jan Kasprowicz. After him are Jón Magnússon, Friedrich Kluge, Charles Montagu Doughty, José María Orellana, Paul Matschie, and Princess Frederica of Hanover.

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Among people born in Italy, Carlo Luigi Spegazzini ranks 3,435 out of 4,668Before him are Edoardo Sanguineti (1930), Cesare Perdisa (1932), Francesco Guidolin (1955), Mario Zanin (1940), Angelo Conterno (1925), and Giorgio Bassi (1934). After him are Giorgia Meloni (1977), Milly D'Abbraccio (1964), Simon Gregorčič (1844), Bruno Giordano (1956), Ivano Bordon (1951), and Luigi Cevenini (1895).


Among biologists born in Italy, Carlo Luigi Spegazzini ranks 15Before him are Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza (1922), Odoardo Beccari (1843), Carlo Allioni (1728), Giuseppe Acerbi (1773), Pier Andrea Saccardo (1845), and Tommaso Salvadori (1835). After him are Gaetano Savi (1769).