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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, biologist, academic, and soldier. He was an early proponent of the idea that biological evolution occurred and proceeded in accordance with natural laws.Lamarck fought in the Seven Years' War 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 1,614,422 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 83 in 2019). Jean-Baptiste Lamarck is the 7th most popular biologist, the 87th most popular biography from France 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 841Before him are Charles Darwin, Carl Linnaeus, Gregor Mendel, Alexander Fleming, Ivan Pavlov, and Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. After him are Luc Montagnier, Ernst Haeckel, James Watson, Karl Landsteiner, Konrad Lorenz, and Rosalind Franklin.

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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, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Pierre Méchain, Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg, Abigail Adams, Infanta Maria Josefa of Spain, Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel, Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos, and Marianna Martines. Among people deceased in 1829, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck ranks 1After him are Pope Leo XII, Thomas Young, Niels Henrik Abel, John Jay, Humphry Davy, Maria Anna Mozart, Friedrich Schlegel, Paul Barras, Alexander Griboyedov, Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, and François-Joseph Gossec.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck ranks 87 out of 6,011Before him are Louis the Pious (778), Caracalla (188), Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749), Edward IV of England (1442), Louis Philippe I (1773), and Charles X of France (1757). After him are Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1520), Napoleon II (1811), Jean-François Champollion (1790), Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841), Maurice Ravel (1875), and Jean de La Fontaine (1621).

Among BIOLOGISTS In France

Among biologists born in France, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck ranks 1After him are Luc Montagnier (1932), Georges Cuvier (1769), Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707), Charles Richet (1850), Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (1947), René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683), Adelbert von Chamisso (1781), Jean-Henri Fabre (1823), François Jacob (1920), Roger Guillemin (1924), and Antoine Laurent de Jussieu (1748).