Franz Xaver von Wulfen

1728 - 1805

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Franz Xaver Freiherr von Wulfen (5 November 1728 – 17 March 1805) was an Austrian botanist, zoologist, mineralogist, alpinist, and Jesuit priest. He is credited with discovering the flowering plants Wulfenia carinthiaca, Saxifraga moschata, and Stellaria bulbosa. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franz Xaver von Wulfen has received more than 16,785 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Franz Xaver von Wulfen is the 803rd most popular biologist (down from 446th in 2019), the 252nd most popular biography from Serbia (down from 121st in 2019) and the most popular Serbian Biologist.

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Among biologists, Franz Xaver von Wulfen ranks 803 out of 844Before him are Thomas Pennant, Charles B. Cory, David Lack, John Bartram, Walter Munk, and Wilfred Hudson Osgood. After him are Peter Watts, Edward Lhuyd, Severn Cullis-Suzuki, Outram Bangs, Wim Crusio, and Amos Eaton.

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Among people born in 1728, Franz Xaver von Wulfen ranks 27Before him are Shah Alam II, Maria Angela Ardinghelli, Hiraga Gennai, John Wilkinson, José Moñino, 1st Count of Floridablanca, and Ivan Polzunov. After him is Caesar Rodney. Among people deceased in 1805, Franz Xaver von Wulfen ranks 25Before him are William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, John Robison, Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage, Thomas Wedgwood, Mihály Csokonai, and Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh.

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In Serbia

Among people born in Serbia, Franz Xaver von Wulfen ranks 252 out of 469Before him are Dušan Tadić (1988), Andrija Fuderer (1931), Arpad Sterbik (1979), Nenad Đorđević (1979), Adem Ljajić (1991), and Nikola Grbić (1973). After him are Radivoje Manić (1972), Željko Rebrača (1972), Dragan Đilas (1967), Danko Lazović (1983), Dejan Petković (1972), and Janko Tipsarević (1984).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Serbia

Among biologists born in Serbia, Franz Xaver von Wulfen ranks 1