James Sowerby

1757 - 1822

James Sowerby

James Sowerby (21 March 1757 – 25 October 1822) was an English naturalist, illustrator and mineralogist. Contributions to published works, such as A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland or English Botany, include his detailed and appealing plates. The use of vivid colour and accessible texts were intended to reach a widening audience in works of natural history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Sowerby has received more than 31,720 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 598th most popular biologist.

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Among biologists, James Sowerby ranks 597 out of 686Before him are Théodore Monod, Juliane Koepcke, Alexander Agassiz, John Lawrence LeConte, Thomas Nuttall, and Robert Jameson. After him are Thomas Hardwicke, Tomitaro Makino, Paul R. Ehrlich, William John Burchell, Alexei Fedchenko, and Samuel Garman.

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Among people born in 1757, James Sowerby ranks 30Before him are Princess Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt, Vladimir Borovikovsky, Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, Thomas Telford, Wojciech Bogusławski, and Pál Kitaibel. After him are John Adair and Charles Pinckney. Among people deceased in 1822, James Sowerby ranks 27Before him are Hồ Xuân Hương, Józef Wybicki, Johann Gottlob Theaenus Schneider, Uesugi Harunori, Edward Daniel Clarke, and Frei Galvão.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Sowerby ranks 2,938 out of 5,347Before him are Gerry Anderson (1929), Martin Donnelly (1964), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (1990), Andrew Loog Oldham (1944), Colin Salmon (1962), and Harold Mahony (1867). After him are David Sylvian (1958), Fred Karno (1866), Peter Arundell (1933), John Smith (1938), Mary Ure (1933), and Cadwallon ap Cadfan (591).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, James Sowerby ranks 82Before him are Edward Turner Bennett (1797), William Thomas Blanford (1832), Hugh Edwin Strickland (null), William Roxburgh (1751), David Goodall (1914), and Thomas Nuttall (1786). After him are William John Burchell (1781), Miles Joseph Berkeley (1803), Ray Lankester (1847), William Yarrell (1784), Reginald Innes Pocock (1863), and Charles Tate Regan (1878).