Jean Baptiste Boisduval

1799 - 1879

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Jean Baptiste Alphonse Déchauffour de Boisduval (24 June 1799 – 30 December 1879) was a French lepidopterist, botanist, and physician.He was one of the most celebrated lepidopterists of France, and was the co-founder of the Société entomologique de France. While best known abroad for his work in entomology, he started his career in botany, collecting a great number of French plant specimens and writing broadly on the topic throughout his career, including the textbook Flores française in 1828. Early in his career, he was interested in Coleoptera and allied himself with both Jean Théodore Lacordaire and Pierre André Latreille. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Baptiste Boisduval has received more than 19,481 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Jean Baptiste Boisduval is the 606th most popular biologist (down from 547th in 2019), the 3,535th most popular biography from France (down from 3,029th in 2019) and the 85th most popular French Biologist.

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Among biologists, Jean Baptiste Boisduval ranks 606 out of 844Before him are David Suzuki, Edmond de Sélys Longchamps, George Engelmann, Thomas Bell, Paul R. Ehrlich, and Emilie Snethlage. After him are Johann Friedrich Klotzsch, August W. Eichler, Nicolaus Michael Oppel, Louis Augustin Guillaume Bosc, Johannes Burman, and Johannes Thiele.

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Among people born in 1799, Jean Baptiste Boisduval ranks 40Before him are Amos Bronson Alcott, Nathaniel Palmer, Alexander Petrov, Manuel Bulnes, Joachim Barrande, and Heinrich von Kittlitz. After him are Edward Belcher, David Don, Fyodor Bruni, František Čelakovský, Heinrich von Gagern, and Avdotia Istomina. Among people deceased in 1879, Jean Baptiste Boisduval ranks 45Before him are Jakob Dubs, Johann von Lamont, Rowland Hill, Aleksandr Baryatinsky, Lyuben Karavelov, and William Lloyd Garrison. After him are Jakob Stämpfli, Emma Smith, László Paál, John Bell Hood, Juan Antonio Pezet, and Epameinondas Deligeorgis.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean Baptiste Boisduval ranks 3,535 out of 5,234Before him are Grégory Coupet (1972), Antoine Darquier de Pellepoix (1718), Coline Serreau (1947), Daniel Balavoine (1952), Jean-Pierre Darroussin (1953), and Roger Ducret (1888). After him are Rémi Brague (1947), Yves Giraud-Cabantous (1904), Jean-Richard Bloch (1884), Charb (1967), Michèle Alliot-Marie (1946), and Guillaume Musso (1974).

Among BIOLOGISTS In France

Among biologists born in France, Jean Baptiste Boisduval ranks 85Before him are Bernard Heuvelmans (1916), Gabriel Bibron (1805), Alfred Grandidier (1836), Jean Louis Armand de Quatrefages de Bréau (1810), Théodore Monod (1902), and Edmond de Sélys Longchamps (1813). After him are Louis Augustin Guillaume Bosc (1759), Augustin Saint-Hilaire (1779), René Maire (1878), Frédéric de Lafresnaye (1783), Alfred Moquin-Tandon (1804), and Aimée Antoinette Camus (1879).