Charles Walter De Vis

1829 - 1915

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Charles Walter de Vis (Birmingham, England, 9 May 1829 – Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 30 April 1915), known as Devis before about 1882, was an English zoologist, ornithologist, herpetologist, and botanist. De Vis gained a BA from Magdelene College, Cambridge in 1849, became a deacon in 1852, and was rector of Breane, Somerset from 1855 to 1859. He gave up his ecclesiastical functions to devote himself to science, initially in England then after 1870 in Australia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Walter De Vis has received more than 18,582 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Charles Walter De Vis is the 687th most popular biologist (down from 608th in 2019), the 3,365th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 103rd most popular British Biologist.

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Among biologists, Charles Walter De Vis ranks 687 out of 844Before her are William Roxburgh, Patrick Manson, Charles Alexandre Lesueur, Auguste Duméril, Johann Amman, and Osbert Salvin. After her are Henry Nicholas Ridley, Albert Charles Smith, Thomas Nuttall, Thomas Campbell Eyton, Richard Spruce, and Rolf Singer.

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Among people born in 1829, Charles Walter De Vis ranks 49Before her are Graziadio Isaia Ascoli, Alfred Newton, Moritz Cantor, Lester Allan Pelton, August Malmström, and Ludwig Adolph Timotheus Radlkofer. After her are William Michael Rossetti, Théodore Aubanel, José López Domínguez, Epameinondas Deligeorgis, Catherine Booth, and Isaac Roberts. Among people deceased in 1915, Charles Walter De Vis ranks 82Before her are Guillermo Billinghurst, Ferdinand Sarrien, George Nares, Anthony Wilding, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, and Édouard Vaillant. After her are Karol Olszewski, Kálmán Széll, Antonio Flores Jijón, Bagha Jatin, Nikolay Umov, and Wyndham Halswelle.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles Walter De Vis ranks 3,365 out of 6,924Before her are Chris Lowe (1959), Euphemia de Ross (1333), Lesley Manville (1956), Dominic Cooper (1978), Mal Evans (1935), and Osbert Salvin (1835). After her are Wilfred Baddeley (1872), Princess Beatrice of York (1988), Simone Perrotta (1977), Thomas Campion (1567), John Braine (1922), and Fred Karno (1866).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Charles Walter De Vis ranks 103Before her are Robert Wight (1796), Thomas Andrew Knight (1759), Robert Morison (1620), William Roxburgh (1751), Patrick Manson (1844), and Osbert Salvin (1835). After her are Henry Nicholas Ridley (1855), Thomas Nuttall (1786), Thomas Campbell Eyton (1809), Gilbert Thomas Burnett (1800), Ray Lankester (1847), and Arthur Gardiner Butler (1844).