Joel Asaph Allen

1838 - 1921

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Joel Asaph Allen (July 19, 1838 – August 29, 1921) was an American zoologist, mammalogist, and ornithologist. He became the first president of the American Ornithologists' Union, the first curator of birds and mammals at the American Museum of Natural History, and the first head of that museum's Department of Ornithology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joel Asaph Allen has received more than 54,311 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Joel Asaph Allen is the 283rd most popular biologist (up from 383rd in 2019), the 2,931st most popular biography from United States (up from 3,550th in 2019) and the 50th most popular Biologist.

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Among biologists, Joel Asaph Allen ranks 283 out of 841Before him are John Hughlings Jackson, Othenio Abel, René Louiche Desfontaines, Josif Pančić, Carol W. Greider, and John Gould. After him are Jack W. Szostak, Phillip Allen Sharp, Ludwik Fleck, Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini, Lev Berg, and Motoo Kimura.

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Among people born in 1838, Joel Asaph Allen ranks 48Before him are Jean-Paul Laurens, Duke Philipp of Württemberg, Nicolae Grigorescu, Henry Sidgwick, Edwin Abbott Abbott, and Konstanty Kalinowski. After him are Siegfried Bing, Friedrich Konrad Beilstein, Jules Dalou, Szymon Winawer, Lucien Olivier, and Paolo Boselli. Among people deceased in 1921, Joel Asaph Allen ranks 56Before him are Prince Philipp of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Annie Edson Taylor, Juhani Aho, Otto von Gierke, Adolf von Hildebrand, and Jean-Paul Laurens. After him are Said Halim Pasha, Agenor Maria Gołuchowski, Hans Hartwig von Beseler, Charles Joseph Bonaparte, Ernst Gunther, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, and Émile Combes.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joel Asaph Allen ranks 2,931 out of 18,182Before him are Stephen Smale (1930), Terence McKenna (1946), J. P. Guilford (1897), Don Norman (1935), Kurtwood Smith (1943), and Jonathan Franzen (1959). After him are Jerry Brudos (1939), Linda Nochlin (1931), Bill Hewlett (1913), Joel Hastings Metcalf (1866), Dolores Costello (1903), and S. S. Van Dine (1888).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Joel Asaph Allen ranks 50Before him are Craig Venter (1946), James Dwight Dana (1813), Martin Chalfie (1947), Wilder Penfield (1891), Clair Cameron Patterson (1922), and Carol W. Greider (1961). After him are Phillip Allen Sharp (1944), Gregory Goodwin Pincus (1903), James Rothman (1950), Eric F. Wieschaus (1947), Dennis Meadows (1942), and Eugene Odum (1913).