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Charles Bonnet

1720 - 1793

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Charles Bonnet (French: [bɔnɛ]; 13 March 1720 – 20 May 1793) was a Genevan naturalist and philosophical writer. He is responsible for coining the term phyllotaxis to describe the arrangement of leaves on a plant. He was among the first to notice parthenogenetic reproduction in aphids and established that insects respired through their spiracles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Bonnet has received more than 164,226 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Charles Bonnet is the 138th most popular biologist (down from 109th in 2019), the 109th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 102nd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Swiss Biologist.

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Among biologists, Charles Bonnet ranks 138 out of 841Before him are Joshua Lederberg, Hamilton O. Smith, Nettie Stevens, Salvador Luria, Georg Forster, and Emmanuelle Charpentier. After him are Gerald Edelman, Wilhelm Johannsen, Daniel Nathans, Robert Whittaker, Desmond Morris, and Charles Scott Sherrington.

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Among people born in 1720, Charles Bonnet ranks 11Before him are Philip, Duke of Parma, Carlo Gozzi, James Hargreaves, Louisa Ulrika of Prussia, Emperor Sakuramachi, and Vilna Gaon. After him are Heraclius II of Georgia, Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Honoré III, Prince of Monaco, Hyder Ali, William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, and Maximilian Hell. Among people deceased in 1793, Charles Bonnet ranks 15Before him are Yolande de Polastron, Jean Sylvain Bailly, Jacques Pierre Brissot, Francesco Guardi, Madame Roland, and Alexander Roslin. After him are Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duke of Penthièvre, Antoine Barnave, John Hancock, Fletcher Christian, Jacques Cathelineau, and Jean-Marie Roland de la Platière.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Charles Bonnet ranks 109 out of 876Before him are Germain Henri Hess (1802), Ludwig Binswanger (1881), Gaspard Bauhin (1560), César Ritz (1850), Albert Anker (1831), and Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905). After him are Anna Göldi (1734), Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1867), Henri Guisan (1874), Judith of Habsburg (1271), Jacques Dubochet (1942), and Gottfried Keller (1819).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Switzerland

Among biologists born in Switzerland, Charles Bonnet ranks 6Before him are Conrad Gessner (1516), Daniel Bovet (1907), Werner Arber (1929), Augustin Pyramus de Candolle (1778), and Gaspard Bauhin (1560). After him are Albert von Kölliker (1817), Josias Braun-Blanquet (1884), Jakob Friedrich Ehrhart (1742), Johann Bauhin (1541), Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810), and Carl Nägeli (1817).