Charles Plumier

1646 - 1704

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Charles Plumier (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 34,116 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Charles Plumier is the 285th most popular biologist (down from 278th in 2019), the 2,373rd most popular biography from France (down from 2,163rd in 2019) and the 39th most popular French Biologist.

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Among biologists, Charles Plumier ranks 285 out of 844Before him are Ian Wilmut, Morten Thrane Brünnich, Josif Pančić, Ernst Schäfer, Hieronymus Bock, and Martha Chase. After him are Motoo Kimura, Nicolaas Laurens Burman, Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov, Odoardo Beccari, Heinrich Anton de Bary, and Anders Sparrman.

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Among people born in 1646, Charles Plumier ranks 12Before him are Antoine Galland, John Flamsteed, Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Maria Francisca of Savoy, Hortense Mancini, and Godfrey Kneller. After him are Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, Johann Theile, Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, Glückel of Hameln, and Paul Hermann. Among people deceased in 1704, Charles Plumier ranks 10Before him are Guillaume de l'Hôpital, Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Jean-Baptiste Denys, Georg Muffat, and Princess Frederica Amalia of Denmark. After him are Ulrik Frederik Gyldenløve, Menno van Coehoorn, Isabella Leonarda, and Lorenzo Gafà.

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In France

Among people born in France, Charles Plumier ranks 2,373 out of 5,234Before him are Octave Lapize (1887), Gaspard de Prony (1755), Nicholas I, Duke of Lorraine (1448), Patrick Dewaere (1947), Albert Robida (1848), and Jean-François Le Sueur (1760). After him are Léon Cogniet (1794), Eugène Marin Labiche (1815), Louis de Jaucourt (1704), Ernest Duchesne (1874), Thomas Bérard (1300), and Pierre Bézier (1910).

Among BIOLOGISTS In France

Among biologists born in France, Charles Plumier ranks 39Before him are Alphonse Pyramus de Candolle (1806), Pierre Belon (1517), René Louiche Desfontaines (1750), Charles Chamberland (1851), Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest (1784), and Josif Pančić (1814). After him are Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart (1801), Frédéric Cuvier (1773), Félix d'Herelle (1873), Pierre Joseph Bonnaterre (1752), Antoine de Jussieu (1686), and Alain Bombard (1924).