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 28,616 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. George Clifford III is the 466th most popular biologist (down from 402nd in 2019), the 530th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 424th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Biologist.

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Among biologists, George Clifford III ranks 466 out of 841Before him are Craig Mello, Pierre Joseph Bonnaterre, Garrett Hardin, Petter Adolf Karsten, René Dubos, and Sébastien Vaillant. After him are Achille Valenciennes, Jean Cabanis, Aaron Aaronsohn, Edmond Albius, Pieter Bleeker, and Reginald Punnett.

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Among people born in 1685, George Clifford III ranks 19Before him are Farrukhsiyar, Sophia Louise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, William Kent, Dominikus Zimmermann, Francesco Loredan, and Charles August, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg. After him are Johann Adolf II, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels, Princess Dorothea of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, George Hadley, and Jacob Theodor Klein. Among people deceased in 1760, George Clifford III ranks 11Before him are Joanna Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp, Nicolaus Zinzendorf, Alaungpaya, Adrien Manglard, Christoph Graupner, and William VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel. After him is Charlotte de Rohan.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, George Clifford III ranks 530 out of 1,427Before him are Bart van der Leck (1876), Simeon ten Holt (1923), Mary of Guelders (1434), Piet Schrijvers (1946), Georginio Wijnaldum (1990), and Hennie Kuiper (1949). After him are Abraham Jacob van der Aa (1792), Ibrahim Afellay (1986), Pieter Bleeker (1819), Evert van Aelst (1602), Willem Marinus Dudok (1884), and Dirk Jan de Geer (1870).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Netherlands

Among biologists born in Netherlands, George Clifford III ranks 11Before him are Jan Swammerdam (1637), Martinus Beijerinck (1851), Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin (1727), Coenraad Jacob Temminck (1778), Pieter Boddaert (1730), and Nicolaas Laurens Burman (1734). After him are Pieter Bleeker (1819), Johannes Burman (1707), Volcher Coiter (1534), Jan Frederik Gronovius (1686), C. B. van Niel (1897), and Wilhem de Haan (1801).