James Sowerby

1757 - 1822

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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 35,224 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). James Sowerby is the 712th most popular biologist (down from 597th in 2019), the 3,562nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,938th in 2019) and the 110th most popular British Biologist.

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Among biologists, James Sowerby ranks 712 out of 844Before him are Karl Patterson Schmidt, Arthur Gardiner Butler, Sereno Watson, Robert Collett, Judah Folkman, and Max Fürbringer. After him are Johann Gottfried Zinn, Spencer Fullerton Baird, Grigore Antipa, Wilhelm Gerhard Walpers, Ángel Cabrera, and Émile Oustalet.

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Among people born in 1757, James Sowerby ranks 34Before him are Robert Smith, Albrecht Wilhelm Roth, Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, Wojciech Bogusławski, and Pál Kitaibel. After him are Gervasio Antonio de Posadas, John Adair, and Charles Pinckney. Among people deceased in 1822, James Sowerby ranks 30Before him are Kristjan Jaak Peterson, Duke Eugen of Württemberg, Augustus, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, Uesugi Harunori, Frei Galvão, and Rudolph Schadow.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Sowerby ranks 3,562 out of 6,924Before him are Abraham Cowley (1618), Emily Hobhouse (1860), Roger of Wendover (1200), Chris Menges (1940), Stanley Holloway (1890), and Zayn Malik (1993). After him are David Cross (1949), Stephen Gardiner (1497), Graham Gouldman (1946), James Ivory (1765), Spike Edney (1951), and Paul Kossoff (1950).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, James Sowerby ranks 110Before him are Henry Nicholas Ridley (1855), Thomas Nuttall (1786), Thomas Campbell Eyton (1809), Gilbert Thomas Burnett (1800), Ray Lankester (1847), and Arthur Gardiner Butler (1844). After him are Paul Nurse (1949), Maxwell T. Masters (1833), Edward Newton (1832), Hugh Edwin Strickland (1811), Sir William Jardine, 7th Baronet (1800), and John Abbot (1751).