Francis Willughby

1635 - 1672

Francis Willughby

Francis Willughby (sometimes spelt Willoughby) FRS (22 November 1635 – 3 July 1672) was an English ornithologist and ichthyologist, and an early student of linguistics and games. He was born and raised at Middleton Hall, Warwickshire, the only son of an affluent country family. He was a student at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was tutored by the mathematician and naturalist John Ray, who became a lifetime friend and colleague, and lived with Willughby after 1662 when he lost his livelihood through his refusal to sign the Act of Uniformity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francis Willughby has received more than 108,629 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 647th most popular biologist.

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Among biologists, Francis Willughby ranks 646 out of 686Before him are Keith Campbell, Janaki Ammal, Sam Harris, William Bartram, William Kirby, and Robert Trivers. After him are Nigel Marven, Edmond de Sélys Longchamps, Wilfred Hudson Osgood, Thomas Pennant, David Ho, and Gilbert White.

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Among people born in 1635, Francis Willughby ranks 13Before him are Philipp Spener, Landgravine Elisabeth Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt, Philippe Quinault, Zanabazar, Alexander Farnese, Prince of Parma, and Princess Margaret Yolande of Savoy.  Among people deceased in 1672, Francis Willughby ranks 13Before him are John Wilkins, Adriaen van de Velde, Pierre Séguier, Georg Stiernhielm, Anne Bradstreet, and Pedro Calungsod.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Francis Willughby ranks 3,486 out of 5,347Before him are Ray Park (1974), Robert Edmond Grant (1793), David Arnold (1962), Adebayo Akinfenwa (1982), Brian Friel (1929), and Susan Hampshire (1937). After him are Simon West (1961), Alan Hollinghurst (1954), Ewen Bremner (1972), Mark Haddon (1962), Max Newman (1897), and Nicholas Stern, Baron Stern of Brentford (1946).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Francis Willughby ranks 96Before him are John Abbot (1751), Henry Nicholas Ridley (1855), Alec Jeffreys (1950), John Claudius Loudon (1783), Keith Campbell (1954), and William Kirby (1759). After him are Nigel Marven (1960), Thomas Pennant (1726), Gilbert White (1720), Mark Catesby (1683), Lancelot Hogben (1895), and George Don (1798).