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Ernst Haeckel

1834 - 1919

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Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (German: [ɛʁnst ˈhɛkl̩]; 16 February 1834 – 9 August 1919) was a German zoologist, naturalist, eugenicist, philosopher, physician, professor, marine biologist and artist. He discovered, described and named thousands of new species, mapped a genealogical tree relating all life forms and coined many terms in biology, including ecology, phylum, phylogeny, and Protista. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernst Haeckel has received more than 1,667,357 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Ernst Haeckel is the 9th most popular biologist (down from 8th in 2019), the 100th most popular biography from Germany (down from 95th in 2019) and the most popular German Biologist.

Ernst Haeckel is most famous for his work in comparative anatomy and evolutionary biology. He was a German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor, and artist.

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Among biologists, Ernst Haeckel ranks 9 out of 841Before him are Gregor Mendel, Alexander Fleming, Ivan Pavlov, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, and Luc Montagnier. After him are James Watson, Karl Landsteiner, Konrad Lorenz, Rosalind Franklin, Thomas Hunt Morgan, and Alfred Russel Wallace.

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Among people born in 1834, Ernst Haeckel ranks 3Before him are Dmitri Mendeleev and Edgar Degas. After him are Gottlieb Daimler, John Venn, William Morris, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, Léon Walras, Duchess Helene in Bavaria, August Weismann, Amilcare Ponchielli, and James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Among people deceased in 1919, Ernst Haeckel ranks 4Before him are Rosa Luxemburg, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Theodore Roosevelt. After him are Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Emil Fischer, Karl Liebknecht, Alfred Werner, Emiliano Zapata, Gojong of Korea, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, and Andrew Carnegie.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ernst Haeckel ranks 100 out of 6,142Before him are Gerhard Schröder (1944), Erik Erikson (1902), William Herschel (1738), Theodor Mommsen (1817), Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1050), and Walter Gropius (1883). After him are Nicholas of Cusa (1401), Alfred Wegener (1880), Clara Schumann (1819), Carl von Clausewitz (1780), Carl Maria von Weber (1786), and Nikolaus Otto (1832).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Germany

Among biologists born in Germany, Ernst Haeckel ranks 1After him are Maria Sibylla Merian (1647), Theodor Schwann (1810), Harald zur Hausen (1936), Albrecht Kossel (1853), August Weismann (1834), Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804), Hans Spemann (1869), Peter Simon Pallas (1741), Ernst Mayr (1904), Bernard Katz (1911), and Julius Richard Petri (1852).