Ivan Pavlov

1849 - 1936

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Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (Russian: Ива́н Петро́вич Па́влов, IPA: [ɪˈvan pʲɪˈtrovʲɪtɕ ˈpavləf] (listen); 26 September [O.S. 14 September] 1849 – 27 February 1936) was a Soviet and Russian physiologist known primarily for his work in classical conditioning. From his childhood days, Pavlov demonstrated intellectual curiosity along with an unusual energy which he referred to as "the instinct for research". Inspired by the progressive ideas which Dmitry Pisarev, a Russian literary critic of the 1860s, and Ivan Sechenov, the father of Russian physiology, were spreading, Pavlov abandoned his religious career and devoted his life to science. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ivan Pavlov has received more than 3,084,305 page views. His biography is available in 96 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 94 in 2019). Ivan Pavlov is the 5th most popular biologist, the 16th most popular biography from Russia (up from 17th in 2019) and the most popular Russian Biologist.

Ivan Pavlov was most famous for his work in classical conditioning. He found that if he rang a bell before feeding his dogs, the dogs would start to salivate just at the sound of the bell.

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Among biologists, Ivan Pavlov ranks 5 out of 844Before him are Charles Darwin, Carl Linnaeus, Gregor Mendel, and Alexander Fleming. After him are Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, Ernst Haeckel, Konrad Lorenz, Karl Landsteiner, James Watson, and Luc Montagnier.

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Among people born in 1849, Ivan Pavlov ranks 1After him are August Strindberg, Muhammad Abduh, August von Mackensen, Felix Klein, Édouard-Henri Avril, John William Waterhouse, Bernhard von Bülow, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Alfred von Tirpitz, Bertha Benz, and John Ambrose Fleming. Among people deceased in 1936, Ivan Pavlov ranks 1After him are Maxim Gorky, Federico García Lorca, Rudyard Kipling, George V, Lu Xun, Oswald Spengler, Lev Kamenev, Ferdinand Tönnies, Luigi Pirandello, Grigory Zinoviev, and Albert Fish.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Ivan Pavlov ranks 16 out of 2,688Before him are Peter the Great (1672), Alexander Pushkin (1799), Vladimir Putin (1952), Nicholas II of Russia (1868), Ivan the Terrible (1530), and Nikita Khrushchev (1894). After him are Grigori Rasputin (1869), Boris Yeltsin (1931), Igor Stravinsky (1882), Kim Jong-il (1941), Wassily Kandinsky (1866), and Maxim Gorky (1868).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Russia

Among biologists born in Russia, Ivan Pavlov ranks 1After him are Peter Kropotkin (1842), Nikolai Vavilov (1887), Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin (1855), Vladimir Vernadsky (1863), Dmitri Ivanovsky (1864), Alexander Oparin (1894), Nikolay Pirogov (1810), Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov (1870), Alexander von Middendorff (1815), Nikolai Severtzov (1827), and Philipp Johann Ferdinand Schur (1799).