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 23,909 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. George Clifford III is the 402nd most popular biologist, the 424th most popular biography from Netherlands and the 12th most popular Dutch Biologist.

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Among biologists, George Clifford III ranks 402 out of 844Before him are Olof Swartz, John Hughlings Jackson, Eugene Odum, Johann Gottlob Theaenus Schneider, Franz von Paula Schrank, and Valerius Cordus. After him are Rudolf Jakob Camerarius, Andrew Smith, Phillip Allen Sharp, Sébastien Vaillant, Pierre Magnol, and Alexander Kovalevsky.

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Among people born in 1685, George Clifford III ranks 16Before him are Edward England, John Gay, William Kent, Bartolomeu de Gusmão, Dominikus Zimmermann, and Farrukhsiyar. After him are Francesco Loredan, Jacob Theodor Klein, Sophia Louise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and George Hadley. Among people deceased in 1760, George Clifford III ranks 10Before him are Baal Shem Tov, Joanna Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp, Nicolaus Zinzendorf, Alaungpaya, Christoph Graupner, and William VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, George Clifford III ranks 424 out of 1,209Before him are Hendrik Willem van Loon (1882), Floor Jansen (1981), Dick van Dijk (1946), Isaac van Ostade (1621), Aad de Mos (1947), and Joachim Wtewael (1566). After him are Jan Akkerman (1946), Bertus Aafjes (1914), Jan Mostaert (1475), Jan Timman (1951), Hendrik Willem Mesdag (1831), and Jaap Bakema (1914).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Netherlands

Among biologists born in Netherlands, George Clifford III ranks 12Before him are Coenraad Jacob Temminck (1778), Jan Swammerdam (1637), Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin (1727), Pieter Boddaert (1730), Nicolaas Laurens Burman (1734), and Pieter Bleeker (1819). After him are Jan Frederik Gronovius (1686), Johannes Burman (1707), Wilhem de Haan (1801), C. B. van Niel (1897), and Wim Crusio (1954).