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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, he distinguished himself as a child prodigy interested in science, publishing his first scientific paper at the age of 19. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Drinker Cope has received more than 445,146 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia. Edward Drinker Cope is the 6th most popular archaeologist, the 482nd most popular biography from United States (down from 470th 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 Jean-François Champollion, Heinrich Schliemann, Theodor Mommsen, Howard Carter, and Arthur Evans. After him are Zahi Hawass, Marija Gimbutas, George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, V. Gordon Childe, Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, and Ciriaco de' Pizzicolli.

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Among people born in 1840, Edward Drinker Cope ranks 13Before him are Odilon Redon, Carlota of Mexico, Alphonse Daudet, Carl Menger, Ernst Abbe, and John Boyd Dunlop. After him are Crazy Horse, Father Damien, August Bebel, Thomas Hardy, Richard von Krafft-Ebing, and Alfred Thayer Mahan. Among people deceased in 1897, Edward Drinker Cope ranks 8Before him are Thérèse of Lisieux, Karl Weierstrass, Jacob Burckhardt, Alphonse Daudet, Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī, and Savitribai Phule. After him are Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria, James Joseph Sylvester, Albert Marth, Jiroemon Kimura, Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier, and Frederick Francis III, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edward Drinker Cope ranks 482 out of 18,182Before him are Eddie Murphy (1961), Ernest Borgnine (1917), Alan Shepard (1923), William S. Burroughs (1914), Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804), and Ellen G. White (1827). After him are Richard Chamberlain (1934), Chuck Jones (1912), Bernie Madoff (1938), Glen Campbell (1936), John Coltrane (1926), and David Copperfield (1956).

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), Edward Robinson (1794), Donald Johanson (1943), Sylvanus Morley (1883), Lewis Binford (1932), Michael D. Coe (1929), Carl Blegen (1887), and Robert John Braidwood (1907).