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Herbert Kenneth Airy Shaw

1902 - 1985

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Herbert Kenneth Airy Shaw (7 April 1902 – 1985) was a notable English botanist and classicist.Airy Shaw was born at The Mount, Grange Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk to a father serving as Second Master at the Woodbridge Grammar School and a mother descended from George Biddell Airy, Astronomer Royal (1835–1881). His younger sister was the illustrator Margaret Olive Milne-Redhead (also known as Olive Shaw). In 1921 he entered Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, to read classics, but he switched to natural sciences, taking his degree in 1924 and finishing in 1925, then taking a position at Kew Gardens. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Herbert Kenneth Airy Shaw has received more than 11,811 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Herbert Kenneth Airy Shaw is the 869th most popular biologist (down from 669th in 2019), the 4,817th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,274th in 2019) and the 148th most popular British Biologist.

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Among biologists, Herbert Kenneth Airy Shaw ranks 869 out of 841Before him are Peter Watts, Akhtar Hameed Khan, Alexander Alfonsovich Grossheim, Samuel Garman, Wilhem de Haan, and Leonhard Stejneger. After him are Pieter Willem Korthals, John Claudius Loudon, David Lack, Walter Munk, Severn Cullis-Suzuki, and Charles Wallace Richmond.

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Among people born in 1902, Herbert Kenneth Airy Shaw ranks 285Before him are Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Marguerite De La Motte, Rudolf Schoeller, Frank Vaughn, Esther Ralston, and Diógenes Domínguez. After him are Eddie Lang, Leon Ames, Stella Gibbons, Virginia Fox, Ernő Goldfinger, and Tomasz Stankiewicz. Among people deceased in 1985, Herbert Kenneth Airy Shaw ranks 234Before him are Milton H. Greene, Mary MacLaren, Helmut Niedermayr, Leatrice Joy, Forbes Burnham, and Dragomir Tošić. After him are Richard Greene, Yevgeny Maskinskov, Gladys Egan, Jack Medica, Phil Silvers, and Evelyn Ankers.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Herbert Kenneth Airy Shaw ranks 4,817 out of 7,765Before him are George Grove (1820), Stephanie Beacham (1947), Stephen Wiltshire (1974), Bryan Forbes (1926), Louise Brown (1978), and Mary Midgley (1919). After him are Alexander Albon (1996), Kate Mosse (1961), Terence Davies (1945), William Morgan (1547), Victoria Tennant (1950), and Laura Fraser (1976).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Herbert Kenneth Airy Shaw ranks 148Before him are William Yarrell (1784), Bryan Sykes (1947), Charles Tate Regan (1878), Lancelot Hogben (1895), Alec Jeffreys (1950), and William Kirby (1759). After him are John Claudius Loudon (1783), David Lack (1910), Sydney Parkinson (1745), Archibald Menzies (1754), Thomas Pennant (1726), and Maxwell T. Masters (1833).