Charles Plumier

1646 - 1704

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Charles Plumier (French: [ʃaʁl ply.mje]; 20 April 1646 – 20 November 1704) was a French botanist after whom the frangipani genus Plumeria is named. Plumier is considered one of the most important of the botanical explorers of his time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Plumier has received more than 55,637 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Charles Plumier is the 306th most popular biologist (up from 308th in 2019), the 2,573rd most popular biography from France (up from 2,635th in 2019) and the 37th most popular French Biologist.

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Among biologists, Charles Plumier ranks 306 out of 1,097Before him are Conrad Moench, Alexander von Middendorff, Clemens von Pirquet, James P. Allison, Philipp Ludwig Statius Müller, and Johann Hedwig. After him are Albert Günther, Pieter Boddaert, Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart, Josias Braun-Blanquet, Lev Berg, and Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire.

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Among people born in 1646, Charles Plumier ranks 13Before him are John Flamsteed, Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Godfrey Kneller, Maria Francisca of Savoy, Hortense Mancini, and Alexandre Exquemelin. After him are Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, Élisabeth Marguerite d'Orléans, Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, Glückel of Hameln, Johann Theile, and Nicolas de Fer. Among people deceased in 1704, Charles Plumier ranks 12Before him are Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Princess Frederica Amalia of Denmark, Georg Muffat, Jean-Baptiste Denys, Isabella Leonarda, and Selim I Giray. After him are Francesco Provenzale, John Charles, Count Palatine of Gelnhausen, Agnes Block, Menno van Coehoorn, Ulrik Frederik Gyldenløve, and Rudolph Augustus, Duke of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel.

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In France

Among people born in France, Charles Plumier ranks 2,573 out of 6,770Before him are Jean Raspail (1925), Robert de Cotte (1656), Martine Aubry (1950), Jean-Loup Chrétien (1938), Abraham Bosse (1604), and Léon Boëllmann (1862). After him are Honoré III, Prince of Monaco (1720), Leodegar (616), Jacques Deray (1929), Pascal Quignard (1948), Étienne de Silhouette (1709), and Eugène-Henri Gravelotte (1876).

Among BIOLOGISTS In France

Among biologists born in France, Charles Plumier ranks 37Before him are Guillaume-Antoine Olivier (1756), René Louiche Desfontaines (1750), Henri Marie Ducrotay de Blainville (1777), Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest (1784), Johann Hermann (1738), and Félix d'Herelle (1873). After him are Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart (1801), Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1805), Pierre Joseph Bonnaterre (1752), Charles Chamberland (1851), Philibert Commerson (1727), and Auguste Chevalier (1873).