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 87,668 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Hans Driesch is the 154th most popular biologist (up from 183rd in 2019), the 1,337th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,323rd in 2019) and the 20th most popular German Biologist.

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Among biologists, Hans Driesch ranks 154 out of 844Before him are Temple Grandin, Anna Atkins, George Davis Snell, Hugo Gunckel Lüer, Jakob von Uexküll, and Salvador Luria. After him are Elias Magnus Fries, Renato Dulbecco, Erik Pontoppidan, Philibert Commerson, Charles Bell, and Albert von Kölliker.

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Among people born in 1867, Hans Driesch ranks 40Before him are Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony, Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Eugen Sandow, Ignacy Mościcki, Leo Jogiches, and Wilhelm Groener. After him are Edgar de Wahl, Winsor McCay, Kristian Birkeland, Josep Puig i Cadafalch, Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, and Elvira Madigan. Among people deceased in 1941, Hans Driesch ranks 49Before him are Dmitry Pavlov, Sisowath Monivong, Pál Teleki, Edwin S. Porter, Rudolf Hilferding, and Annie Jump Cannon. After him are Ernst Lindemann, Benjamin Lee Whorf, Maria Spiridonova, Ivan Panfilov, Tullio Levi-Civita, and Dmitry Merezhkovsky.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hans Driesch ranks 1,337 out of 5,289Before him are Princess Sophie of Saxony (1845), Georg von Hertling (1843), Nicolaus von Below (1907), Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen (1925), Frederick I, Margrave of Meissen (1257), and Princess Christine Louise of Oettingen-Oettingen (1671). After him are Ernst Lindemann (1894), Carl Stumpf (1848), Franz Oppenheimer (1864), Karl von Habsburg (1961), Conrad II of Italy (1074), and Bernard of Saxe-Weimar (1604).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Germany

Among biologists born in Germany, Hans Driesch ranks 20Before him are Bernard Katz (1911), Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber (1739), Walther Flemming (1843), Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard (1942), Theodor Escherich (1857), and Georg Wilhelm Steller (1709). After him are Erwin Neher (1944), Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle (1809), Hermann Schlegel (1804), Bert Sakmann (1942), Willi Hennig (1913), and Carl Gustav Carus (1789).