BIOLOGIST

Jan Frederik Gronovius

1686 - 1762

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Jan Frederik Gronovius (also seen as Johann Frederik and Johannes Fredericus) (10 February 1690 in Leiden – 10 July 1762 in Leiden) was a Dutch botanist notable as a patron of Linnaeus. John Clayton, a plant collector in Virginia sent him many specimens, as well as manuscript descriptions, in the 1730s. Without Clayton's knowledge, Gronovius used the material in his Flora Virginica (1739–43, 2nd ed. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jan Frederik Gronovius has received more than 19,878 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Jan Frederik Gronovius is the 568th most popular biologist (down from 515th in 2019), the 543rd most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 475th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Dutch Biologist.

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Among BIOLOGISTS

Among biologists, Jan Frederik Gronovius ranks 568 out of 844Before him are Joseph Leidy, Charles Wyville Thomson, Günther Beck von Mannagetta und Lerchenau, N. E. Brown, Robert Swinhoe, and Warwick Estevam Kerr. After him are Gabriel Bibron, Wilhelm Hofmeister, Johannes Müller Argoviensis, Alfred Grandidier, Robert May, Baron May of Oxford, and Everard Home.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1686, Jan Frederik Gronovius ranks 13Before him are Senesino, Vasily Tatishchev, Hakuin Ekaku, Antoine de Jussieu, Adolphus Frederick III, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, and Andrey Osterman.  Among people deceased in 1762, Jan Frederik Gronovius ranks 21Before him are Shah Waliullah Dehlawi, Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, Francesco Manfredini, Francesco Loredan, Dorothea Erxleben, and George Anson, 1st Baron Anson.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Jan Frederik Gronovius ranks 543 out of 1,209Before him are Arie den Hartog (1941), Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer (1692), Henk Groot (1938), Jan de Quay (1901), Nigel de Jong (1984), and Michael Reiziger (1973). After him are Simon Vestdijk (1898), Jan de Bray (1627), Bart Bok (1906), Michaël Dudok de Wit (1953), Maruschka Detmers (1962), and Wim Kieft (1962).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Netherlands

Among biologists born in Netherlands, Jan Frederik Gronovius ranks 13Before him are Jan Swammerdam (1637), Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin (1727), Pieter Boddaert (1730), Nicolaas Laurens Burman (1734), Pieter Bleeker (1819), and George Clifford III (1685). After him are Johannes Burman (1707), Wilhem de Haan (1801), C. B. van Niel (1897), and Wim Crusio (1954).