George Bentham

1800 - 1884

George Bentham

George Bentham (22 September 1800 – 10 September 1884) was an English botanist, described by the weed botanist Duane Isely as "the premier systematic botanist of the nineteenth century". Born into a distinguished family, he initially studied law, but had a fascination with botany from an early age, which he soon pursued, becoming president of the Linnaean Society in 1861, and a fellow of the Royal Society in 1862. He was the author of a number of important botanical works, particularly flora. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Bentham has received more than 75,772 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 349th most popular biologist.

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Among biologists, George Bentham ranks 348 out of 686Before him are Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Herbst, Nikolai Severtzov, Philipp Ludwig Statius Müller, Carl Ludwig Koch, John Maynard Smith, and Lorenz Heister. After him are Franz von Paula Schrank, Pierre Joseph Bonnaterre, Guillaume Rondelet, Karl Eichwald, Gaetano Savi, and Johann Jakob von Tschudi.

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Among people born in 1800, George Bentham ranks 36Before him are Henri Milne-Edwards, Charles Rogier, Emil Aarestrup, Juan José Flores, Friedrich August Stüler, and Ekkathat. After him are Mihály Vörösmarty, Aga Khan I, Bernhard II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, Johann Georg Wagler, Achille Devéria, and Yevgeny Baratynsky. Among people deceased in 1884, George Bentham ranks 30Before him are Infanta Maria Anna of Portugal, William, Duke of Brunswick, Prince Frederick William of Hesse-Kassel, Eduard Totleben, Kiến Phúc, and Leopold Fitzinger. After him are Ludwig Richter, François Mignet, Gotthilf Hagen, Jan Arnošt Smoler, Giuseppe De Nittis, and Pavlo Chubynsky.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Bentham ranks 1,832 out of 5,347Before him are Thor Vilhjálmsson (1925), Ronnie O'Sullivan (1975), Joseph Henry Blackburne (1841), Jack Charlton (1935), Bernie Taupin (1950), and Jamie Dornan (1982). After him are Madge Syers (1881), Michael Dummett (1925), Lynn Redgrave (1943), Olivia Colman (1974), Alexander Bain (1818), and Barbara West (1911).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, George Bentham ranks 51Before him are William Aiton (1731), William Jackson Hooker (1785), John Sulston (1942), Roderick Murchison (1792), Nehemiah Grew (1641), and John Maynard Smith (1920). After him are Richard Henderson (1945), John Gilbert Baker (1834), John Hughlings Jackson (1835), George Robert Waterhouse (1810), Ian Wilmut (1944), and Marie Stopes (1880).