Hans Driesch

1867 - 1941

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Hans Adolf Eduard Driesch (28 October 1867 – 17 April 1941) was a German biologist and philosopher from Bad Kreuznach. He is most noted for his early experimental work in embryology and for his neo-vitalist philosophy of entelechy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Driesch has received more than 125,813 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Hans Driesch is the 214th most popular biologist (down from 171st in 2019), the 1,692nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,375th in 2019) and the 29th most popular German Biologist.

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Among biologists, Hans Driesch ranks 214 out of 1,097Before him are Friedrich Parrot, Johann Reinhold Forster, Thomas Browne, Wilbur Scoville, Tomitaro Makino, and Joseph Banks. After him are Hideyo Noguchi, Michael W. Young, Desmond Morris, Gotthelf Fischer von Waldheim, Stephan Endlicher, and Albert von Kölliker.

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Among people born in 1867, Hans Driesch ranks 48Before him are Charles Koechlin, Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Albert, 8th Prince of Thurn and Taxis, Winsor McCay, Sister Nivedita, and Josep Puig i Cadafalch. After him are Leo Jogiches, Kristian Birkeland, Mikhail Eisenstein, Charles Fabry, Marcel Schwob, and Carl Laemmle. Among people deceased in 1941, Hans Driesch ranks 63Before him are Guido Adler, Dmitry Merezhkovsky, Natalie of Serbia, Hjalmar Söderberg, Charles Huntziger, and Émile Picard. After him are Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière, Hans Berger, Lou Gehrig, Issai Schur, May Ziade, and Christian Sinding.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hans Driesch ranks 1,692 out of 7,253Before him are Archduchess Maria Anna Josepha of Austria (1654), Princess Vilhelmine Marie of Denmark (1808), Hans-Hermann Hoppe (1949), Niklot (1100), Heinrich Geißler (1814), and William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg (1516). After him are Gottfried Silbermann (1683), Kurt von Hammerstein-Equord (1878), Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (1719), Prince Adalbert of Prussia (1884), Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld (1651), and Anna of Saxony (1544).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Germany

Among biologists born in Germany, Hans Driesch ranks 29Before him are Georges J. F. Köhler (1946), Theodor Escherich (1857), Georg Wilhelm Steller (1709), Carl Ludwig Willdenow (1765), Johann Matthäus Bechstein (1757), and Friedrich Parrot (1791). After him are Gotthelf Fischer von Waldheim (1771), Carl Bernhard von Trinius (1778), Johann Karl Wilhelm Illiger (1775), Carl Gustav Carus (1789), Lorenz Oken (1779), and Willi Hennig (1913).