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 3,489,303 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Gerald Durrell is the 101st most popular social activist (up from 148th in 2019), the 99th most popular biography from India (up from 127th in 2019) and the 5th 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 101 out of 544Before him are Bugsy Siegel, Emilia Plater, Judas of Galilee, Flora Tristan, Huda Sha'arawi, and Ishikawa Goemon. After him are Meng Huo, Vlado Chernozemski, Amílcar Cabral, Kim Hyong-jik, Mordechai Anielewicz, and An Jung-geun.

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Among people born in 1925, Gerald Durrell ranks 68Before him are Jean Tinguely, Claude Lanzmann, Bill Haley, Ieng Sary, Michele Ferrero, and Dick Van Dyke. After him are József Bozsik, Alain Touraine, Leo Esaki, Honor Blackman, Willi Herold, and Veljko Kadijević. Among people deceased in 1995, Gerald Durrell ranks 43Before him are Ștefan Kovács, Christian B. Anfinsen, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Aziz Nesin, Rory Gallagher, and Roger Zelazny. After him are U Nu, Alonzo Church, Lita Grey, Miklós Rózsa, Rose Kennedy, and Edda Mussolini.

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Among people born in India, Gerald Durrell ranks 99 out of 1,227Before him are Ahmed Deedat (1918), Samudragupta (335), Shah Rukh Khan (1965), Kim Philby (1912), Sambhaji (1657), and Ramanuja (1017). After him are Sarojini Naidu (1879), Guru Gobind Singh (1666), Anthony de Mello (1931), Chandragupta II (400), Julia Margaret Cameron (1815), and Basava (1134).


Among social activists born in India, Gerald Durrell ranks 5Before him are Mahatma Gandhi (1869), Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856), Kasturba Gandhi (1869), and Syed Ahmad Khan (1817). After him are Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904), Mangal Pandey (1827), Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866), Vinoba Bhave (1895), Vandana Shiva (1952), Kailash Satyarthi (1954), and Kittur Chennamma (1778).