Ian Wilmut

1944 - Today

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Sir Ian Wilmut, OBE FRSFMedSci FRSE (born 7 July 1944) is an English biologist, embryologist and Chair of the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. He is best known as the leader of the research group that in 1996 first cloned a mammal from an adult somatic cell, a Finnish Dorset lamb named Dolly. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ian Wilmut has received more than 185,366 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Ian Wilmut is the 279th most popular biologist (up from 404th in 2019), the 1,691st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,990th in 2019) and the 41st most popular British Biologist.

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Among biologists, Ian Wilmut ranks 279 out of 844Before him are Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest, Pieter Boddaert, George Smith, Michael W. Young, Josias Braun-Blanquet, and Fritz Müller. After him are Morten Thrane Brünnich, Josif Pančić, Ernst Schäfer, Hieronymus Bock, Martha Chase, and Charles Plumier.

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Among people born in 1944, Ian Wilmut ranks 175Before him are Gary Glitter, G. W. Bailey, Adriano Galliani, Ton Koopman, Billy Cobham, and António Mascarenhas Monteiro. After him are Karen Armstrong, Luis Ladaria Ferrer, Ayad Allawi, Adrian Smith, Taylor Hackford, and Arnon Milchan.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ian Wilmut ranks 1,691 out of 6,924Before him are Eglantyne Jebb (1876), Patrick Head (1946), Noel Gallagher (1967), Catherine Carey (1523), John Wyndham (1903), and Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst (1717). After him are John Flaxman (1755), James Cosmo (1947), Robert Blake (1599), George Green (1793), Dunstan (909), and Stuart Lewis-Evans (1930).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Ian Wilmut ranks 41Before him are John Boyd Orr (1880), John Gould (1804), Arthur Tansley (1871), Rupert Sheldrake (1942), Patrick Geddes (1854), and James Edward Smith (1759). After him are John Stevens Henslow (1796), Thomas Cavalier-Smith (1942), Edward Daniel Clarke (1769), William Aiton (1731), Nehemiah Grew (1641), and George Bentham (1800).