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Christiaan Hendrik Persoon

1761 - 1836

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Christiaan Hendrik Persoon (1 February 1761 – 16 November 1836) was a German 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 50,953 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Christiaan Hendrik Persoon is the 311th most popular biologist (down from 146th in 2019), the 40th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 21st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular South African Biologist.

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Among BIOLOGISTS

Among biologists, Christiaan Hendrik Persoon ranks 311 out of 844Before him are Eduard Rüppell, Georg August Goldfuss, Martin Chalfie, Alexander von Middendorff, Georg Franz Hoffmann, and Othenio Abel. After him are Edward Daniel Clarke, Johann Bauhin, Carlo Allioni, Juan Ignacio Molina, Joseph Gaertner, and Erich von Tschermak.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1761, Christiaan Hendrik Persoon ranks 15Before him are Antoine Barnave, Smithson Tennant, Philippe Buonarroti, Louis-Léopold Boilly, José, Prince of Brazil, and Sineperver Sultan. After him are Marie Harel, Marguerite Gérard, François Hanriot, Princess Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt, Kaspar Maria von Sternberg, and Duke William Frederick Philip of Württemberg. Among people deceased in 1836, Christiaan Hendrik Persoon ranks 30Before him are Betsy Ross, John Loudon McAdam, Carle Vernet, Karel Hynek Mácha, Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel, and Norbert Burgmüller. After him are Orest Kiprensky, Christian Dietrich Grabbe, Ferdinand Raimund, Heinrich Schrader, William Elford Leach, and William B. Travis.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Christiaan Hendrik Persoon ranks 40 out of 312Before him are Cetshwayo kaMpande (1826), Kgalema Motlanthe (1949), Basil Rathbone (1892), Louis Botha (1862), John Vorster (1915), and Andries Pretorius (1798). After him are Kevin Carter (1960), Rory Byrne (1944), Manfred Mann (1940), Dingane kaSenzangakhona (1795), Marthinus Wessel Pretorius (1819), and Christiaan de Wet (1854).

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) and Austin Stevens (1950).