Hugo de Vries

1848 - 1935

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Hugo Marie de Vries (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦyɣoː də ˈvris]) (16 February 1848 – 21 May 1935) was a Dutch botanist and one of the first geneticists. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hugo de Vries has received more than 370,666 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Hugo de Vries is the 56th most popular biologist (down from 52nd in 2019), the 77th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 74th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Dutch Biologist.

Hugo de Vries was a Dutch botanist who is most famous for his work on genetics. He was the first to propose the idea of mutation, which is the change in the genetic material of an organism.

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Among biologists, Hugo de Vries ranks 56 out of 1,097Before him are Roger Guillemin, Hugo Theorell, Albert Claude, Jean-Henri Fabre, François Jacob, and Sylvia Earle. After him are Nikolaas Tinbergen, Daniel Bovet, John Edward Gray, Nikolai Vavilov, George Beadle, and Adelbert von Chamisso.

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Among people born in 1848, Hugo de Vries ranks 12Before him are Helmuth von Moltke the Younger, Gustave Caillebotte, Otto of Bavaria, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Arthur Balfour, and Tōgō Heihachirō. After him are Albert I, Prince of Monaco, Robert I, Duke of Parma, Wyatt Earp, Wilhelm Windelband, Viktor Vasnetsov, and Aleksey Kuropatkin. Among people deceased in 1935, Hugo de Vries ranks 21Before him are Auguste Escoffier, Victor Grignard, Charles Richet, Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, Henri Barbusse, and Paul Dukas. After him are Henri Pirenne, Komitas, Lij Iyasu of Ethiopia, Mihajlo Pupin, Max Liebermann, and Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Hugo de Vries ranks 77 out of 1,646Before him are Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836), Rob Rensenbrink (1947), Dries van Agt (1931), Dick Advocaat (1947), Peter Canisius (1521), and Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (1584). After him are Nikolaas Tinbergen (1907), Petrus Christus (1410), Tobias Asser (1838), Cornelius Jansen (1585), Bernard Mandeville (1670), and Edsger W. Dijkstra (1930).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Netherlands

Among biologists born in Netherlands, Hugo de Vries ranks 2Before him are Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632). After him are Nikolaas Tinbergen (1907), Herman Boerhaave (1668), Jan Swammerdam (1637), Martinus Beijerinck (1851), Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin (1727), Coenraad Jacob Temminck (1778), Pieter Boddaert (1730), Nicolaas Laurens Burman (1734), Pieter Bleeker (1819), and Johannes Burman (1707).