Jean-Baptiste Lamarck

1744 - 1829

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Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet, chevalier de Lamarck (1 August 1744 – 18 December 1829), often known simply as Lamarck (; French: [ʒɑ̃batist lamaʁk]), was a French naturalist. He was a soldier, biologist, and academic, and an early proponent of the idea that biological evolution occurred and proceeded in accordance with natural laws.Lamarck fought in the Pomeranian War (1757–62) against Prussia, and was awarded a commission for bravery on the battlefield. Posted to Monaco, Lamarck became interested in natural history and resolved to study medicine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Baptiste Lamarck has received more than 1,241,373 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Jean-Baptiste Lamarck is the 7th most popular biologist (down from 6th in 2019), the 87th most popular biography from France (down from 84th in 2019) and the most popular French Biologist.

Jean-Baptiste Lamarck is most famous for his theory of evolution, which was the first to propose that organisms evolve over time and pass on their traits to their offspring.

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Among biologists, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck ranks 7 out of 844Before him are Charles Darwin, Carl Linnaeus, Gregor Mendel, Alexander Fleming, Ivan Pavlov, and Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. After him are Ernst Haeckel, Konrad Lorenz, Karl Landsteiner, James Watson, Luc Montagnier, and Alfred Russel Wallace.

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Among people born in 1744, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck ranks 1After him are Johann Gottfried Herder, Frederick William II of Prussia, Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Pierre Méchain, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg, Abigail Adams, Johann Christian Polycarp Erxleben, Infanta Maria Josefa of Spain, Elbridge Gerry, and Marianna Martines. Among people deceased in 1829, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck ranks 1After him are Pope Leo XII, Niels Henrik Abel, Humphry Davy, John Jay, Maria Anna Mozart, Friedrich Schlegel, Paul Barras, Thomas Young, Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, Alexander Griboyedov, and François-Joseph Gossec.

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Among people born in France, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck ranks 87 out of 5,234Before him are Maximilien Robespierre (1758), Henry II of France (1519), Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749), François Rabelais (1494), Louis Philippe I (1773), and Francis II of France (1544). After him are Sarah Bernhardt (1844), Marcel Duchamp (1887), Louis IX of France (1214), Gustave Courbet (1819), Peter Abelard (1079), and Nicolas Poussin (1594).

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Among biologists born in France, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck ranks 1After him are Luc Montagnier (1932), Georges Cuvier (1769), Charles Richet (1850), Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707), Jean-Henri Fabre (1823), René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683), Adelbert von Chamisso (1781), François Jacob (1920), Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1772), Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (1947), and André Michel Lwoff (1902).