Christiaan Hendrik Persoon

1761 - 1836

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Christiaan Hendrik Persoon (1 February 1761 – 16 November 1836) was a South African mycologist who made additions to Linnaeus' mushroom taxonomy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christiaan Hendrik Persoon has received more than 69,174 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Christiaan Hendrik Persoon is the 128th most popular biologist (down from 108th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from South Africa (down from 22nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular South African Biologist.

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Over the past year Christiaan Hendrik Persoon has had the most page views in the with 7,268 views, followed by Spanish (2,150), and Chinese (1,874). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Estonian (107.58%), Esperanto (62.29%), and Catalan (57.14%)


Among biologists, Christiaan Hendrik Persoon ranks 128 out of 1,097Before him are Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg, Martinus Beijerinck, Ludwig von Bertalanffy, Othenio Abel, Charles Scott Sherrington, and August Grisebach. After him are Gaspard Bauhin, Erwin Neher, Antoine-Augustin Parmentier, Giovanni Sartori, Elias Magnus Fries, and E. O. Wilson.

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Among people born in 1761, Christiaan Hendrik Persoon ranks 6Before him are Pope Pius VIII, Selim III, Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly, Marie Tussaud, and Jan Potocki. After him are William Carey, August von Kotzebue, Philippe Buonarroti, Jean-Charles Pichegru, Sineperver Sultan, and Louis-Léopold Boilly. Among people deceased in 1836, Christiaan Hendrik Persoon ranks 17Before him are Maria Malibran, Claude-Louis Navier, Nathan Mayer Rothschild, James Mill, Princess Wilhelmine of Baden, and Anton Reicha. After him are Anthony of Saxony, Maria Cristina of Savoy, Antoine Destutt de Tracy, Aaron Burr, William Henry, and James Bowie.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Christiaan Hendrik Persoon ranks 23 out of 454Before him are Thabo Mbeki (1942), Paul Kruger (1825), P. W. Botha (1916), Jody Scheckter (1950), Allan MacLeod Cormack (1924), and Sydney Brenner (1927). After him are Steve Biko (1946), Glynis Johns (1923), Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (1936), D. F. Malan (1874), Basil Rathbone (1892), and Seymour Papert (1928).

Among BIOLOGISTS In South Africa

Among biologists born in South Africa, Christiaan Hendrik Persoon ranks 3Before him are Max Theiler (1899), and Sydney Brenner (1927). After him are Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer (1907), Louisa Bolus (1877), and Austin Stevens (1950).