Edward Drinker Cope

1840 - 1897

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Edward Drinker Cope (July 28, 1840 – April 12, 1897) was an American zoologist, paleontologist, comparative anatomist, herpetologist, and ichthyologist. Born to a wealthy Quaker family, Cope distinguished himself as a child prodigy interested in science; he published his first scientific paper at the age of 19. Though his father tried to raise Cope as a gentleman farmer, he eventually acquiesced to his son's scientific aspirations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Drinker Cope has received more than 385,393 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Edward Drinker Cope is the 6th most popular archaeologist, the 470th most popular biography from United States (down from 415th in 2019) and the most popular American Archaeologist.

Edward Drinker Cope was a paleontologist who was most famous for his work in the field of vertebrate paleontology. He was one of the first people to use vertebrate fossils to study evolution.

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Among archaeologists, Edward Drinker Cope ranks 6 out of 104Before him are Heinrich Schliemann, Jean-François Champollion, Theodor Mommsen, Howard Carter, and Arthur Evans. After him are V. Gordon Childe, Marija Gimbutas, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, Louis Agassiz, Zahi Hawass, and George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon.

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Among people born in 1840, Edward Drinker Cope ranks 12Before him are Victoria, Princess Royal, Alphonse Daudet, Odilon Redon, Ernst Abbe, Carlota of Mexico, and Crazy Horse. After him are John Boyd Dunlop, Carl Menger, Father Damien, Thomas Hardy, August Bebel, and Richard von Krafft-Ebing. Among people deceased in 1897, Edward Drinker Cope ranks 7Before him are Johannes Brahms, Thérèse of Lisieux, Alphonse Daudet, Jacob Burckhardt, Karl Weierstrass, and Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī. After him are Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria, James Joseph Sylvester, Savitribai Phule, Albert Marth, Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier, and Jiroemon Kimura.

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Among people born in United States, Edward Drinker Cope ranks 470 out of 15,968Before him are Kim Basinger (1953), Milton H. Erickson (1901), Roy Scheider (1932), Mickey Rourke (1952), Barbara McClintock (1902), and Ernest Lawrence (1901). After him are T. S. Eliot (1888), John Cazale (1935), Paul Tibbets (1915), Theodore Dreiser (1871), Faye Dunaway (1941), and Sarah Palin (1964).

Among ARCHAEOLOGISTS In United States

Among archaeologists born in United States, Edward Drinker Cope ranks 1After him are Othniel Charles Marsh (1831), Robert Ballard (1942), George Gaylord Simpson (1902), James Henry Breasted (1865), Donald Johanson (1943), Edward Robinson (1794), Sylvanus Morley (1883), Robert T. Bakker (1945), Carl Blegen (1887), Lewis Binford (1932), and Michael D. Coe (1929).