Jane Colden

1724 - 1766

Jane Colden

Jane Colden (March 27, 1724 – March 10, 1766) was an American botanist, described as the "first botanist of her sex in her country" by Asa Gray in 1843. Although not acknowledged in botanical publications, she wrote a number of letters resulting in botanist John Ellis writing to Carl Linnaeus of her work applying the Linnaean system of plant identification to American flora, "she deserves to be celebrated". Contemporary scholarship maintains that she was the first female botanist working in America. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jane Colden has received more than 29,035 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 671st most popular biologist.

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Among biologists, Jane Colden ranks 670 out of 686Before her are Alice Eastwood, Lancelot Hogben, Peter Watts, George Don, Mary-Claire King, and Anne McLaren. After her are Frederick DuCane Godman, Arthur Gardiner Butler, Norman I. Platnick, Akhtar Hameed Khan, Karl Shuker, and Wim Crusio.

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Among people born in 1724, Jane Colden ranks 22Before her are John Smeaton, John Michell, Johann Nepomuk Karl, Prince of Liechtenstein, Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, Dai Zhen, and Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester.  Among people deceased in 1766, Jane Colden ranks 15Before her are Thomas Abbt, Johann Christoph Gottsched, Jean Astruc, Dominikus Zimmermann, Adrien Maurice de Noailles, and Ivan Polzunov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jane Colden ranks 8,100 out of 12,171Before her are Joseph Polchinski (1954), Naya Rivera (1987), Peter Shor (1959), Jason Wiles (1970), Bill Hader (1978), and Sally Struthers (1947). After her are William Cameron Townsend (1896), Willie Davenport (1943), Danny Thomas (1912), Joe Rogan (null), Larry Miller (1953), and Ben Wallace (1974).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Jane Colden ranks 99Before her are Robert Trivers (1943), Elliott Coues (1842), John Bartram (1699), Robert Ridgway (1850), Janet Rowley (null), and Mary-Claire King (1946). After her are Norman I. Platnick (1951), Elizabeth Gertrude Britton (1858), Ben Barres (1954), Paul Sereno (1957), Jill Bolte Taylor (1959), and PZ Myers (1957).