Jan Swammerdam

1637 - 1680

Jan Swammerdam

Jan Swammerdam (February 12, 1637 – February 17, 1680) was a Dutch biologist and microscopist. His work on insects demonstrated that the various phases during the life of an insect—egg, larva, pupa, and adult—are different forms of the same animal. As part of his anatomical research, he carried out experiments on muscle contraction. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jan Swammerdam has received more than 111,273 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 119th most popular biologist.

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Among biologists, Jan Swammerdam ranks 119 out of 686Before him are Nikolay Pirogov, Dmitri Ivanovsky, Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, Joshua Lederberg, and Gerald Edelman. After him are Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, Edward B. Lewis, Johan Christian Fabricius, Peter Medawar, Wilhelm Johannsen, and Elias Magnus Fries.

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Among people born in 1637, Jan Swammerdam ranks 2Before him is Dieterich Buxtehude. After him are Köprülüzade Fazıl Mustafa Pasha, Anne Hyde, Bernardo Pasquini, Nicolas Catinat, Jan van der Heyden, Christian II, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld, and Jacques Marquette. Among people deceased in 1680, Jan Swammerdam ranks 10Before him are Athanasius Kircher, Nicolas Fouquet, Raimondo Montecuccoli, Emperor Go-Mizunoo, La Voisin, and Willem Claesz. Heda. After him are Samuel Butler, Charles I Louis, Elector Palatine, Ferdinand Bol, John George II, Elector of Saxony, John Eudes, and Li Yu.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Jan Swammerdam ranks 133 out of 908Before him are Wim Kok (1938), Pieter Lastman (1583), Zacharias Janssen (1585), Bertha of Holland (1055), Arjen Robben (1984), and Willem Claesz. Heda (1594). After him are Tjalling Koopmans (1910), Willem Janszoon (1570), Willem de Sitter (1872), Karel Appel (1921), Dennis Bergkamp (1969), and Peter Stuyvesant (1612).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Netherlands

Among biologists born in Netherlands, Jan Swammerdam ranks 6Before him are Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632), Nikolaas Tinbergen (1907), Hugo de Vries (1848), Herman Boerhaave (1668), and Coenraad Jacob Temminck (1778). After him are Martinus Beijerinck (1851), Pieter Boddaert (1730), Pieter Bleeker (1819), Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin (1727), Jan Frederik Gronovius (1686), and C. B. van Niel (1897).