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Erik Pontoppidan

1698 - 1764

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Erik Ludvigsen Pontoppidan (24 August 1698 – 20 December 1764) was a Danish author, a Lutheran bishop of the Church of Norway, an historian, and an antiquarian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erik Pontoppidan has received more than 69,649 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Erik Pontoppidan is the 186th most popular biologist (down from 157th in 2019), the 170th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 144th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Danish Biologist.

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Among biologists, Erik Pontoppidan ranks 186 out of 841Before him are Henry Walter Bates, Johann Matthäus Bechstein, Humberto Maturana, Salim Ali, Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg, and Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza. After him are Michel Adanson, Howard Martin Temin, Carl Gustav Carus, Pierre André Latreille, John Boyd Orr, and Jeffrey C. Hall.

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Among people born in 1698, Erik Pontoppidan ranks 11Before him are Colin Maclaurin, Ange-Jacques Gabriel, Pierre Bouguer, Joseph Süß Oppenheimer, Charles François de Cisternay du Fay, and Francesco III d'Este, Duke of Modena. After him are Jean Calas, Johann Jakob Bodmer, Pyotr Saltykov, Giacomo Ceruti, George Browne, and Giambattista Lolli. Among people deceased in 1764, Erik Pontoppidan ranks 10Before him are William Hogarth, Christian Goldbach, Pietro Locatelli, Jean-Marie Leclair, Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, and Johann Mattheson. After him are Francesco Algarotti, William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Semyon Chelyuskin, Nathaniel Bliss, and Picander.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Erik Pontoppidan ranks 170 out of 893Before him are Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (1970), Princess Wilhelmina Caroline of Denmark (1747), Ole Nydahl (1941), Charles August, Crown Prince of Sweden (1768), S. P. L. Sørensen (1868), and Valdemar Poulsen (1869). After him are Princess Marie Luise Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel (1814), Thomas Vinterberg (1969), Rasmus Bartholin (1625), John Louis Emil Dreyer (1852), Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein (1829), and Anne of Denmark, Electress of Saxony (1532).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Denmark

Among biologists born in Denmark, Erik Pontoppidan ranks 4Before him are Hans Christian Gram (1853), Wilhelm Johannsen (1857), and Johan Christian Fabricius (1745). After him are Christen C. Raunkiær (1860), Eugenius Warming (1841), Emil Christian Hansen (1842), Otto Friedrich Müller (1730), Morten Thrane Brünnich (1737), Johan Lange (1818), Johannes Schmidt (1877), and Nathaniel Wallich (1786).