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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 508,074 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Ernst Mayr is the 58th most popular biologist (down from 53rd in 2019), the 646th most popular biography from Germany (down from 581st in 2019) and the 10th 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 58 out of 841Before him are Adelbert von Chamisso, Jean-Henri Fabre, François Jacob, Erasmus Darwin, Albert Claude, and Hugo Theorell. After him are Hermann Joseph Muller, Linda B. Buck, George Beadle, Max Theiler, John Edward Gray, and Herman Boerhaave.

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Among people born in 1904, Ernst Mayr ranks 33Before him are Luis Carrero Blanco, Gregory Bateson, Harry Martinson, Dmitry Kabalevsky, Witold Gombrowicz, and Hans Morgenthau. After him are Willem de Kooning, Wendell Meredith Stanley, Joseph Campbell, George F. Kennan, Louis Néel, and Nikolai Ostrovsky. Among people deceased in 2005, Ernst Mayr ranks 27Before him are Hans Bethe, Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium, Jack Kilby, James Callaghan, Sister Lúcia, and Philip Johnson. After him are Ezer Weizman, Milton Obote, George F. Kennan, Maria Schell, Max Schmeling, and Moustapha Akkad.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ernst Mayr ranks 646 out of 6,142Before him are Ernest Augustus, Elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1629), Karl Wolff (1900), Jürgen Klopp (1967), Hans von Aachen (1552), Wilhelmine Amalia of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1673), and Till Lindemann (1963). After him are Elsa Einstein (1876), Johann Reuchlin (1455), Johann Ambrosius Bach (1645), Maria Anna of Bavaria (1805), Gerhard Ertl (1936), and Carlos Kleiber (1930).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Germany

Among biologists born in Germany, Ernst Mayr ranks 10Before him are Harald zur Hausen (1936), Albrecht Kossel (1853), August Weismann (1834), Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804), Hans Spemann (1869), and Peter Simon Pallas (1741). After him are Bernard Katz (1911), Julius Richard Petri (1852), Georg Wilhelm Steller (1709), Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber (1739), Walther Flemming (1843), and Theodor Escherich (1857).