James Edward Smith

1759 - 1828

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Sir James Edward Smith (2 December 1759 – 17 March 1828) was an English botanist and founder of the Linnean Society. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Edward Smith has received more than 72,263 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). James Edward Smith is the 251st most popular biologist (down from 178th in 2019), the 1,536th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,056th in 2019) and the 40th most popular British Biologist.

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Among biologists, James Edward Smith ranks 251 out of 844Before him are Craig Venter, Pierre Belon, Gregory Goodwin Pincus, Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, Patrick Geddes, and Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini. After him are Karl Möbius, Lorenz Oken, René Louiche Desfontaines, Charles Chamberland, Salim Ali, and Takenoshin Nakai.

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Among people born in 1759, James Edward Smith ranks 20Before him are Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Aloys I, Prince of Liechtenstein, Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach, Jacques Cathelineau, and Ludwig Yorck von Wartenburg. After him are François Devienne, Johann Christoph Friedrich GutsMuths, Johann Christian Reil, William Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, Franz Krommer, and William Playfair. Among people deceased in 1828, James Edward Smith ranks 16Before him are Kobayashi Issa, William Hyde Wollaston, Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Karl Mack von Leiberich, Radama I, and Charlotte, Princess Royal. After him are Sineperver Sultan, Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Richard Parkes Bonington, Amalie of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld, Leandro Fernández de Moratín, and Lady Caroline Lamb.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Edward Smith ranks 1,536 out of 6,924Before him are Robert Morrison (1782), Hugh Fraser (1945), Sid Watkins (1928), John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset (1404), Michael Redgrave (1908), and Iain Glen (1961). After him are Hubert Cecil Booth (1871), John Alcock (1892), Thomas Cole (1801), Thomas Kyd (1558), Kingsley Amis (1922), and Tom Sharpe (1928).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, James Edward Smith ranks 40Before him are Thomas Browne (1605), John Boyd Orr (1880), John Gould (1804), Arthur Tansley (1871), Rupert Sheldrake (1942), and Patrick Geddes (1854). After him are Ian Wilmut (1944), John Stevens Henslow (1796), Thomas Cavalier-Smith (1942), Edward Daniel Clarke (1769), William Aiton (1731), and Nehemiah Grew (1641).