Gerald Durrell

1925 - 1995

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Gerald Malcolm Durrell, (7 January 1925 – 30 January 1995) was a British naturalist, writer, zookeeper, conservationist, and television presenter. He founded the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and the Jersey Zoo on the Channel Island of Jersey in 1959. He wrote approximately forty books, mainly about his life as an animal collector and enthusiast, the most famous being My Family and Other Animals (1956). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gerald Durrell has received more than 4,035,173 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Gerald Durrell is the 76th most popular social activist (up from 86th in 2019), the 74th most popular biography from India (up from 88th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Indian Social Activist.

Gerald Durrell is most famous for his book "My Family and Other Animals" which is about his childhood on the island of Corfu.

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Among social activists, Gerald Durrell ranks 76 out of 840Before him are Buenaventura Durruti, Dominique Pire, Aleksandr Ulyanov, Horst Wessel, Sakamoto Ryōma, and Widukind. After him are Axel Munthe, Rashid ad-Din Sinan, Dragutin Dimitrijević, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Emilia Plater, and Edmond James de Rothschild.

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Among people born in 1925, Gerald Durrell ranks 40Before him are Ernst Happel, Paul Mauriat, Peter Brook, Oona O'Neill, Pierre Boulez, and Bert Hellinger. After him are George Kennedy, Sam Peckinpah, Maya Plisetskaya, Zvi Zamir, Robert Edwards, and Robert Altman. Among people deceased in 1995, Gerald Durrell ranks 19Before him are Harold Wilson, Anatoly Dyatlov, Maurizio Gucci, Patricia Highsmith, Hannes Alfvén, and Teresa Teng. After him are Edward Bernays, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Lana Turner, Murray Rothbard, Donald Pleasence, and Milovan Đilas.

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Among people born in India, Gerald Durrell ranks 74 out of 1,861Before him are Julie Christie (1940), Rajiv Gandhi (1944), Maharana Pratap (1540), Mahākāśyapa (-550), Sri Aurobindo (1872), and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486). After him are Mithun Chakraborty (1950), William Makepeace Thackeray (1811), Maudgalyayana (-568), Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), Satyendra Nath Bose (1894), and Sher Shah Suri (1486).


Among social activists born in India, Gerald Durrell ranks 4Before him are Mahatma Gandhi (1869), Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904), and Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856). After him are Kasturba Gandhi (1869), Syed Ahmad Khan (1817), Gangubai Kothewali (1939), Vinoba Bhave (1895), Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866), Mangal Pandey (1827), Kittur Chennamma (1778), and Kailash Satyarthi (1954).