Franz von Paula Schrank

1747 - 1835

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Franz von Paula Schrank (21 August 1747, in Vornbach – 22 December 1835) was a German priest, botanist and entomologist. He was ordained as a priest in Vienna in 1784, gaining his doctorate in theology two years later. In 1786 he was named chair of mathematics and physics at the lyceum in Amberg, and in 1784 became a professor of botany and zoology at the University of Ingolstadt (later removed to Landshut). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franz von Paula Schrank has received more than 11,345 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Franz von Paula Schrank is the 400th most popular biologist (down from 349th in 2019), the 2,783rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 471st in 2019) and the 82nd most popular German Biologist.

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Among biologists, Franz von Paula Schrank ranks 400 out of 844Before him are John Ellis, Daniel Solander, Olof Swartz, John Hughlings Jackson, Eugene Odum, and Johann Gottlob Theaenus Schneider. After him are Valerius Cordus, George Clifford III, Rudolf Jakob Camerarius, Andrew Smith, Phillip Allen Sharp, and Sébastien Vaillant.

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Among people born in 1747, Franz von Paula Schrank ranks 14Before him are Princess Wilhelmina Caroline of Denmark, Louis Alexandre, Prince of Lamballe, John Paul Jones, Leopold Koželuch, Armand Louis de Gontaut, and Prince Frederick of Hesse-Kassel. After him are Józef Wybicki, Antoine Nicolas Duchesne, Grigory Shelikhov, Benjamin Vulliamy, György Bessenyei, and Iolo Morganwg. Among people deceased in 1835, Franz von Paula Schrank ranks 18Before him are Izabela Czartoryska, Archduke Anton Victor of Austria, Julius Klaproth, August von Platen-Hallermünde, Friedrich Stromeyer, and John Marshall. After him are Sally Hemings, Tomás de Zumalacárregui, Leopoldo Nobili, Ivan Martos, Alexander McDonnell, and Gilbert Thomas Burnett.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Franz von Paula Schrank ranks 2,783 out of 5,289Before him are John IV, Duke of Bavaria (1437), Prince Friedrich Leopold of Prussia (1865), Ferdinand Albert I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern (1636), Paul Wallot (1841), Lotte Lehmann (1888), and Johann Gottlob Theaenus Schneider (1750). After him are Paul Fleming (1609), Valerius Cordus (1515), Volker Finke (1948), Frederick Charles, Duke of Württemberg-Winnental (1652), Princess Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt (1761), and Johann Friedrich Pfaff (1765).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Germany

Among biologists born in Germany, Franz von Paula Schrank ranks 82Before him are Alexander Braun (1805), Otto Wilhelm Thomé (1840), Carl Friedrich von Ledebour (1786), Lorenz Heister (1683), Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn (1809), and Johann Gottlob Theaenus Schneider (1750). After him are Valerius Cordus (1515), Rudolf Jakob Camerarius (1665), Karl Friedrich von Gaertner (1772), Otto Kuntze (1843), Philipp Ludwig Statius Müller (1725), and Hugo von Mohl (1805).