Gerald Durrell

1925 - 1995

Gerald Durrell

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. His memoirs of his family's years living in Greece were adapted into two television series (My Family and Other Animals, 1987, and The Durrells, 2016–2019) and one television film (My Family and Other Animals, 2005). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gerald Durrell has received more than 2,853,843 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 148th most popular social activist.

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Among social activists, Gerald Durrell ranks 147 out of 426Before him are Ishikawa Goemon, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Hrant Dink, Al-Mu'tazz, Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen, and Otoya Yamaguchi. After him are Leopold Trepper, Leila Khaled, Soh Jaipil, Jan Karski, Musa al-Sadr, and Gopal Krishna Gokhale.

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Among people born in 1925, Gerald Durrell ranks 88Before him are Nicolai Gedda, Oliver Smithies, Martin Rodbell, Moshe Arens, Hal Holbrook, and Serge Moscovici. After him are Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen, Dettmar Cramer, William Styron, Aliya Moldagulova, Tom Gehrels, and Gabriele Ferzetti. Among people deceased in 1995, Gerald Durrell ranks 54Before him are Lola Flores, Lita Grey, Miklós Rózsa, Ernest Mandel, Jeremy Brett, and U Nu. After him are César Rodríguez Álvarez, Günter Guillaume, Nathan Rosen, Mária Telkes, Heiner Müller, and Ko Takamoro.

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In India

Among people born in India, Gerald Durrell ranks 128 out of 848Before him are Shantideva (685), Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (1838), Nizam-ul-Mulk, Asaf Jah I (1671), Vinoba Bhave (1895), Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (1883), and B. K. S. Iyengar (1918). After him are Wilfred Bion (1897), Chandrakirti (600), S. R. Ranganathan (1892), Lawrence Durrell (1912), Abdul Qadeer Khan (1936), and Zakir Husain (1897).


Among social activists born in India, Gerald Durrell ranks 8Before him are Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856), Kasturba Gandhi (1869), Syed Ahmad Khan (1817), Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904), Mangal Pandey (1827), and Vinoba Bhave (1895). After him are Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866), Kittur Chennamma (1778), Kailash Satyarthi (1954), Anna Hazare (1937), Vandana Shiva (1952), and C. Rajagopalachari (1878).

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