Jean-Henri Fabre

1823 - 1915

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Jean-Henri Casimir Fabre (21 December 1823 – 11 October 1915) was a French naturalist, entomologist, and author known for the lively style of his popular books on the lives of insects. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Henri Fabre has received more than 198,689 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Jean-Henri Fabre is the 42nd most popular biologist (up from 44th in 2019), the 642nd most popular biography from France (down from 631st in 2019) and the 6th most popular French Biologist.

Jean-Henri Fabre is most famous for his studies on insects. He was a French entomologist and professor of entomology at the University of Montpellier.

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Among biologists, Jean-Henri Fabre ranks 42 out of 844Before him are Nikolaas Tinbergen, Richard Owen, Peter Simon Pallas, August Weismann, Ada Yonath, and Harald zur Hausen. After him are René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, Adelbert von Chamisso, Erasmus Darwin, Robert Brown, Christian de Duve, and Theodor Schwann.

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Among people born in 1823, Jean-Henri Fabre ranks 8Before him are Phineas Gage, Max Müller, Alfred Russel Wallace, Ernest Renan, Alexandre Cabanel, and Gyula Andrássy. After him are Sándor Petőfi, Édouard Lalo, Leopold Kronecker, Li Hongzhang, John Sherman, and Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Among people deceased in 1915, Jean-Henri Fabre ranks 8Before him are Alexander Scriabin, Frederick Winslow Taylor, Paul Ehrlich, Henry Moseley, Ellen G. White, and Porfirio Díaz. After him are Sergei Witte, Wilhelm Windelband, Clara Immerwahr, Sergei Taneyev, Émile Waldteufel, and Armand Peugeot.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean-Henri Fabre ranks 642 out of 5,234Before him are Jules Hardouin-Mansart (1646), Lucien Febvre (1878), Jean-Jacques Annaud (1943), Gaston Leroux (1868), Michel Legrand (1932), and Theuderic I (485). After him are René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683), Marin Marais (1656), Oenomaus (-105), Louis Auguste Blanqui (1805), Paul Doumer (1857), and Paul Broca (1824).

Among BIOLOGISTS In France

Among biologists born in France, Jean-Henri Fabre ranks 6Before him are Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744), Luc Montagnier (1932), Georges Cuvier (1769), Charles Richet (1850), and Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707). After him are 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).