Eva Ekeblad

1724 - 1786

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Eva Ekeblad (née De la Gardie; 10 July 1724 – 15 May 1786) was a Swedish agriculturist and salon hostess. She discovered a method to make alcohol and flour from potatoes, significantly reducing Sweden's incidence of famine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eva Ekeblad has received more than 1,700,465 page views. Her biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Eva Ekeblad is the 189th most popular biologist (up from 222nd in 2019), the 220th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 273rd in 2019) and the 10th most popular Swedish Biologist.

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Among biologists, Eva Ekeblad ranks 189 out of 1,097Before her are Peter Medawar, Stephen Jay Gould, Armand David, Jeffrey C. Hall, Ian Wilmut, and Mathurin Jacques Brisson. After her are Alphonse Pyramus de Candolle, Daniel Nathans, Henry Walter Bates, George Shaw, Asa Gray, and Alexander Agassiz.

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Among people born in 1724, Eva Ekeblad ranks 12Before her are Louise of Great Britain, Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria, Frederick Michael, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, Peter von Biron, Countess Palatine Maria Franziska of Sulzbach, and Princess Sophie Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. After her are Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Johann Nepomuk Karl, Prince of Liechtenstein, Franz Aepinus, George Stubbs, Franz Anton Maulbertsch, and Gottfried Heinrich Bach. Among people deceased in 1786, Eva Ekeblad ranks 9Before her are Moses Mendelssohn, Peter III of Portugal, Maurice Benyovszky, Franz Benda, Tokugawa Ieharu, and John Goodricke. After her are Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier, Antonio Sacchini, Hans Joachim von Zieten, Pierre Poivre, Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, and Bernardo de Gálvez.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Eva Ekeblad ranks 220 out of 1,879Before her are Maj Sjöwall (1935), Loreen (1983), Catherine Vasa of Sweden (1539), Canute II of Sweden (1200), Jussi Björling (1911), and Henrik Larsson (1971). After her are Thomas Bartholin (1616), Karin Boye (1900), Ingemar Johansson (1932), Georg Brandt (1694), Per Gessle (1959), and Hans Rosling (1948).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Sweden

Among biologists born in Sweden, Eva Ekeblad ranks 10Before her are Elias Magnus Fries (1794), Tomas Lindahl (1938), Carl Peter Thunberg (1743), Carl Linnaeus the Younger (1741), Olaus Rudbeck (1630), and Erik Acharius (1757). After her are Adam Afzelius (1750), Anders Sparrman (1748), Daniel Solander (1733), Peter Artedi (1705), Pehr Kalm (1716), and Carl Alexander Clerck (1710).