Ernst Mayr

1904 - 2005

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Ernst Walter Mayr (; 5 July 1904 – 3 February 2005) was one of the 20th century's leading evolutionary biologists. He was also a renowned taxonomist, tropical explorer, ornithologist, philosopher of biology, and historian of science. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernst Mayr has received more than 468,994 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Ernst Mayr is the 53rd most popular biologist (up from 59th in 2019), the 581st most popular biography from Germany (down from 578th in 2019) and the 9th most popular German Biologist.

Ernst Mayr is most famous for his work in evolutionary biology, specifically the biological species concept.

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Among biologists, Ernst Mayr ranks 53 out of 844Before him are Christian de Duve, Theodor Schwann, Hans Spemann, Hugo de Vries, Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin, and Albrecht Kossel. After him are Vladimir Vernadsky, François Jacob, John Edward Gray, Herman Boerhaave, Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, and Matthias Jakob Schleiden.

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Among people born in 1904, Ernst Mayr ranks 29Before him are Gregory Bateson, Hans Albert Einstein, Joan Crawford, Glenn Miller, Odilo Globočnik, and Hans Morgenthau. After him are Dmitry Kabalevsky, Willem de Kooning, Witold Gombrowicz, Luis Carrero Blanco, Alejo Carpentier, and Antonín Novotný. Among people deceased in 2005, Ernst Mayr ranks 25Before him are Hans Bethe, Philip Johnson, Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium, James Callaghan, Ezer Weizman, and Anne Bancroft. After him are Zdzisław Beksiński, Max Schmeling, Pat Morita, Joseph Rotblat, Maria Schell, and Lucien Laurent.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ernst Mayr ranks 581 out of 5,289Before him are Johann Reuchlin (1455), Rudolf Bultmann (1884), John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg (1572), Hans Luther (1879), Wilhelmine Amalia of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1673), and Joachim Löw (1960). After him are Hermann Müller (1876), Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse (1837), Karl Wolff (1900), August Bebel (1840), Maria Anna of Bavaria (1551), and James Last (1929).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Germany

Among biologists born in Germany, Ernst Mayr ranks 9Before him are Peter Simon Pallas (1741), August Weismann (1834), Harald zur Hausen (1936), Theodor Schwann (1810), Hans Spemann (1869), and Albrecht Kossel (1853). After him are Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804), Johann Friedrich Gmelin (1748), Julius Richard Petri (1852), Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg (1795), Bernard Katz (1911), and Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber (1739).