Elmer Drew Merrill

1876 - 1956

Elmer Drew Merrill

Elmer Drew Merrill (October 15, 1876 – February 25, 1956) was an American botanist and taxonomist. He spent more than twenty years in the Philippines where he became a recognized authority on the flora of the Asia-Pacific region. Through the course of his career he authored nearly 500 publications, described approximately 3,000 new plant species, and amassed over one million herbarium specimens. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elmer Drew Merrill has received more than 25,037 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 400th most popular biologist.

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Among biologists, Elmer Drew Merrill ranks 399 out of 686Before him are Achille Richard, Carl Alexander Clerck, Valerius Cordus, Blasius Merrem, Hermann Burmeister, and Julius von Sachs. After him are Theodore Gill, Brian Kobilka, Eugenius Johann Christoph Esper, Rudolf Weigl, Ian Wilmut, and Joseph Paul Gaimard.

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Among people born in 1876, Elmer Drew Merrill ranks 90Before him are Francesc Cambó, Lev Berg, Franz Schlegelberger, Yusuf Akçura, Agustín Pedro Justo, and Eglantyne Jebb. After him are Meshadi Azizbekov, Ahmad Qavam, Hippolyte Aucouturier, Mack Swain, Pantelis Karasevdas, and Sibilla Aleramo. Among people deceased in 1956, Elmer Drew Merrill ranks 90Before him are Walter Gieseking, Meghnad Saha, Mohammed Hussein Heikal, Mikheil Gelovani, Auguste Chevalier, and Louis Rosier. After him are Eduardo Lonardi, Tommy Dorsey, Evelyn Beatrice Hall, Zoltán Halmay, Nikolaos Trikoupis, and Robert Julius Trumpler.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Elmer Drew Merrill ranks 3,291 out of 12,171Before him are Sixto Durán Ballén (1921), Anna Faris (1976), Dana Delany (1956), Rita Wilson (1956), Dennis Rader (1945), and Felicity Huffman (1962). After him are Theodore Gill (1837), Jay-Z (1969), Elizabeth Olsen (1989), Carol Gilligan (1936), Brian Kobilka (1955), and Peter Senge (1947).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Elmer Drew Merrill ranks 56Before him are Bruce Beutler (1957), Eric F. Wieschaus (1947), Phillip Allen Sharp (1944), Harold E. Varmus (1939), Martha Chase (1927), and Francis Collins (1950). After him are Theodore Gill (1837), Brian Kobilka (1955), Eugene Odum (1913), Luther Burbank (1849), Joel Asaph Allen (1838), and Andrew Fire (1959).