George Clifford III

1685 - 1760

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George Clifford III (7 January 1685, Amsterdam – 10 April 1760, Heemstede) was a wealthy Dutch banker and one of the directors of the Dutch East India Company. He is known for his keen interest in plants and gardens. His summer estate Hartekamp, south of Haarlem in Heemstede near Bennebroek, had a rich variety of plants and he engaged the Swedish naturalist Carl von Linné ("Carl Linnaeus"), who stayed at his estate from 1736 to 1738, to write Hortus Cliffortianus (1737), a masterpiece of early botanical literature published in 1738, and for which Georg Dionysius Ehret did the illustrations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Clifford III has received more than 34,931 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. George Clifford III is the 611th most popular biologist (down from 479th in 2019), the 647th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 529th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Dutch Biologist.

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Over the past year George Clifford III has had the most page views in the with 3,874 views, followed by Spanish (1,322), and Dutch (1,024). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Esperanto (14.72%), Swedish (12.19%), and Egyptian Arabic (11.43%)


Among biologists, George Clifford III ranks 611 out of 1,097Before him are Philip Henry Gosse, Edmond de Sélys Longchamps, Fritz Schaudinn, Martin Rathke, James Francis Stephens, and Richard Goldschmidt. After him are Alfred Sturtevant, Ray Lankester, Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper, Rolf Singer, Georg Dionysius Ehret, and Emmanuel Drake del Castillo.

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Among people born in 1685, George Clifford III ranks 21Before him are Sophia Louise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, William Kent, Francesco Loredan, Dominikus Zimmermann, Charles August, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg, and Princess Dorothea of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck. After him are Jacob Theodor Klein, and George Hadley. Among people deceased in 1760, George Clifford III ranks 12Before him are Nicolaus Zinzendorf, Alaungpaya, Christoph Graupner, Adrien Manglard, William VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, and Andrija Kačić Miošić.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, George Clifford III ranks 647 out of 1,646Before him are Jo Cals (1914), Jan Gerritsz van Bronckhorst (1603), Kick Smit (1911), Lenny Kuhr (1950), Jacob Gerritsz. Cuyp (1594), and Heintje Simons (1955). After him are Jan van Bijlert (1597), Marsilius of Inghen (1335), Simon Vestdijk (1898), Alex Van Halen (1953), Frederik van Eeden (1860), and Piet Dankert (1934).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Netherlands

Among biologists born in Netherlands, George Clifford III ranks 13Before him are Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin (1727), Coenraad Jacob Temminck (1778), Pieter Boddaert (1730), Nicolaas Laurens Burman (1734), Pieter Bleeker (1819), and Johannes Burman (1707). After him are Volcher Coiter (1534), Jan Frederik Gronovius (1686), C. B. van Niel (1897), Wilhem de Haan (1801), Wim Crusio (1954), and Pieter Willem Korthals (1807).