Johan Christian Fabricius

1745 - 1808

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Johan Christian Fabricius (7 January 1745 – 3 March 1808) was a Danish zoologist, specialising in "Insecta", which at that time included all arthropods: insects, arachnids, crustaceans and others. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johan Christian Fabricius has received more than 143,116 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Johan Christian Fabricius is the 124th most popular biologist (down from 122nd in 2019), the 128th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 120th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Danish Biologist.

Johan Christian Fabricius is most famous for his discovery of the parasitic worm that causes elephantiasis.

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Among biologists, Johan Christian Fabricius ranks 124 out of 844Before him are Antoine-Augustin Parmentier, Armand David, Sydney Brenner, William Carey, Har Gobind Khorana, and Aaron Ciechanover. After him are Elizabeth Blackburn, Georg Forster, Olaus Rudbeck, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, Linda B. Buck, and Robert Whittaker.

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Among people born in 1745, Johan Christian Fabricius ranks 9Before him are John Jay, Philippe Pinel, Maria Luisa of Spain, Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria, Carl Stamitz, and Levin August von Bennigsen. After him are Andrianampoinimerina, Casimir Pulaski, Fyodor Ushakov, Johan Gottlieb Gahn, Valentin Haüy, and George Atwood. Among people deceased in 1808, Johan Christian Fabricius ranks 7Before him are Selim III, Christian VII of Denmark, Mustafa IV, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov, and Carl Gotthard Langhans. After him are Hubert Robert, John Dickinson, Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis, Friedrich Kasimir Medikus, Paul Wranitzky, and Gaétan Vestris.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Johan Christian Fabricius ranks 128 out of 783Before him are Wilhelm Johannsen (1857), Valdemar III of Denmark (1314), Allan Simonsen (1952), Louis Hjelmslev (1899), Nicolai Abildgaard (1743), and Bjarne Stroustrup (1950). After him are Caroline Amalie of Augustenburg (1796), Aksel Sandemose (1899), Charles I, Count of Flanders (1083), Christian Jürgensen Thomsen (1788), Valdemar Poulsen (1869), and Lars Ulrich (1963).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Denmark

Among biologists born in Denmark, Johan Christian Fabricius ranks 3Before him are Hans Christian Gram (1853) and Wilhelm Johannsen (1857). After him are Erik Pontoppidan (1698), Christen C. Raunkiær (1860), Otto Friedrich Müller (1730), Emil Christian Hansen (1842), Morten Thrane Brünnich (1737), Eugenius Warming (1841), and Nathaniel Wallich (1786).