Edward Drinker Cope

1840 - 1897

Edward Drinker Cope

Edward Drinker Cope (July 28, 1840 – April 12, 1897) was an American paleontologist and comparative anatomist, as well as a noted herpetologist and ichthyologist. He was a founder of the Neo-Lamarckism school of thought. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Drinker Cope has received more than 304,928 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 6th most popular archaeologist.

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Among archaeologists, Edward Drinker Cope ranks 6 out of 86Before him are Heinrich Schliemann, Theodor Mommsen, Jean-François Champollion, Howard Carter, and Arthur Evans. After him are George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, Marija Gimbutas, V. Gordon Childe, Ciriaco de' Pizzicolli, Zahi Hawass, and Johann Friedrich Blumenbach.

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Among people born in 1840, Edward Drinker Cope ranks 12Before him are Victoria, Princess Royal, Alphonse Daudet, Odilon Redon, John Boyd Dunlop, Crazy Horse, and Ernst Abbe. After him are Carlota of Mexico, 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, Karl Weierstrass, Jacob Burckhardt, and Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī. After him are James Joseph Sylvester, Savitribai Phule, Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria, Jiroemon Kimura, Sebastian Kneipp, and Albert Marth.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edward Drinker Cope ranks 415 out of 12,171Before him are Cliff Burton (1962), Alfred Kinsey (1894), Robert Kiyosaki (1947), Kurt Vonnegut (1922), Wilt Chamberlain (1936), and Richard Stallman (1953). After him are Shirley Temple (1928), Steve Ballmer (1956), Terry Gilliam (1940), Lauren Bacall (1924), Florence Foster Jenkins (1868), and Chuck Jones (1912).

Among ARCHAEOLOGISTS In United States

Among archaeologists born in United States, Edward Drinker Cope ranks 1After him are George Gaylord Simpson (1902), James Henry Breasted (1865), Robert Ballard (1942), Othniel Charles Marsh (1831), Edward Robinson (1794), Donald Johanson (1943), Sylvanus Morley (1883), Carl Blegen (1887), Robert T. Bakker (1945), Lewis Binford (1932), and Nancy Dupree (1927).

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