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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 313,291 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Hugo de Vries is the 50th most popular biologist, the 74th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 77th in 2019) and the 3rd 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 50 out of 841Before him are August Weismann, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, Karl Ernst von Baer, Hans Spemann, Peter Simon Pallas, and Nikolai Vavilov. After him are Vladimir Vernadsky, Adelbert von Chamisso, Jean-Henri Fabre, François Jacob, Erasmus Darwin, and Albert Claude.

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Among people born in 1848, Hugo de Vries ranks 11Before him are Otto Lilienthal, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger, Gustave Caillebotte, Otto of Bavaria, and Albert I, Prince of Monaco. After him are Tōgō Heihachirō, Robert I, Duke of Parma, Arthur Balfour, Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, Johann Palisa, and Viktor Vasnetsov. Among people deceased in 1935, Hugo de Vries ranks 20Before him are Charles Richet, Carlos Gardel, Victor Grignard, Paul Dukas, Henri Barbusse, and Jane Addams. After him are Hugo Junkers, John Macleod, Komitas, Lij Iyasu of Ethiopia, Henri Pirenne, and Josef Suk.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Hugo de Vries ranks 74 out of 1,427Before him are William IV, Prince of Orange (1711), Dieric Bouts (1415), Jan Tinbergen (1903), William V, Prince of Orange (1748), Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836), and Jacob Roggeveen (1659). After him are Carel Fabritius (1622), Jan Oort (1900), Gerard van Honthorst (1592), Sophia of Hanover (1630), Cornelius Jansen (1585), and Bernard Mandeville (1670).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Netherlands

Among biologists born in Netherlands, Hugo de Vries ranks 3Before him are Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632) and Nikolaas Tinbergen (1907). After him are 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), George Clifford III (1685), and Pieter Bleeker (1819).