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Henry Walter Bates

1825 - 1892

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Henry Walter Bates (8 February 1825, in Leicester – 16 February 1892, in London) was an English naturalist and explorer who gave the first scientific account of mimicry in animals. He was most famous for his expedition to the rainforests of the Amazon with Alfred Russel Wallace, starting in 1848. Wallace returned in 1852, but lost his collection on the return voyage when his ship caught fire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Walter Bates has received more than 193,867 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Henry Walter Bates is the 180th most popular biologist (down from 169th in 2019), the 1,195th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,105th in 2019) and the 29th most popular British Biologist.

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Among biologists, Henry Walter Bates ranks 180 out of 841Before him are Ana Aslan, George Smith, Johann Friedrich Gmelin, Carl Linnaeus the Younger, Charles Bell, and Friedrich Parrot. After him are Johann Matthäus Bechstein, Humberto Maturana, Salim Ali, Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg, Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, and Erik Pontoppidan.

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Among people born in 1825, Henry Walter Bates ranks 20Before him are Emil Erlenmeyer, Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia, Sher Ali Khan, Henri Giffard, Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, and Nubar Pasha. After him are Princess Hildegard of Bavaria, Charles Frederick Worth, Edward Frankland, Mór Jókai, George Phillips Bond, and Hervé. Among people deceased in 1892, Henry Walter Bates ranks 24Before him are Deodoro da Fonseca, August Wilhelm von Hofmann, Tewfik Pasha, George Biddell Airy, Yoshitoshi, and Princess Alexandrine of Prussia. After him are Archduke Karl Salvator of Austria, Annibale de Gasparis, Ravachol, Emin Pasha, Afanasy Fet, and Süleyman Hüsnü Pasha.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Henry Walter Bates ranks 1,195 out of 7,765Before him are Dave Murray (1956), James Jeans (1877), Hudson Taylor (1832), Fraser Stoddart (1942), Don Airey (1948), and Michael Moorcock (1939). After him are Marc Bolan (1947), Jack Bruce (1943), Alan Bates (1934), Alan Lancaster (1949), Samuel Pepys (1633), and Thomas Gresham (1519).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Henry Walter Bates ranks 29Before him are Charles Scott Sherrington (1952), Anna Atkins (1799), Michael Houghton (1949), J. B. S. Haldane (1892), Joseph Banks (1743), and Charles Bell (1774). After him are John Boyd Orr (1880), Thomas Browne (1605), John Lindley (1799), Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817), George Shaw (1751), and Rupert Sheldrake (1942).