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Johann Baptist von Spix

1781 - 1826

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Johann Baptist Ritter von Spix (9 February 1781 – 13 March 1826) was a German biologist. From his expedition to Brazil, he brought to Germany a large variety of specimens of plants, insects, mammals, birds, amphibians and fish. They constitute an important basis for today's National Zoological Collection in Munich. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Baptist von Spix has received more than 62,227 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Johann Baptist von Spix is the 246th most popular biologist (down from 240th in 2019), the 2,096th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,958th in 2019) and the 36th most popular German Biologist.

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Among biologists, Johann Baptist von Spix ranks 246 out of 841Before him are Martin Chalfie, Joy Adamson, Otto Brunfels, Joseph Dalton Hooker, Michał Boym, and Félix d'Herelle. After him are George Shaw, Carl Correns, Rupert Sheldrake, David Julius, August Grisebach, and David Bruce.

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Among people born in 1781, Johann Baptist von Spix ranks 21Before him are Princess Juliane of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Mauro Giuliani, Joseph Karl Stieler, Archduke Ferdinand Karl Joseph of Austria-Este, Karl Christian Friedrich Krause, and Andrés Bello. After him are Swaminarayan, Valentín Gómez Farías, François Habeneck, Louis-Mathieu Molé, Pedro de Sousa Holstein, 1st Duke of Palmela, and John Walker. Among people deceased in 1826, Johann Baptist von Spix ranks 22Before him are Nikolay Karamzin, Levin August von Bennigsen, Johann Elert Bode, Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, Franz Danzi, and Clarke Abel. After him are Jean Lafitte, François-Joseph Talma, Marie-Guillemine Benoist, Johann Peter Hebel, Shaykh Ahmad, and John Flaxman.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Baptist von Spix ranks 2,096 out of 6,142Before him are Gerhard Ludwig Müller (1947), Rudolf Schmidt (1886), Christian the Younger of Brunswick (1599), Hermann Ehrhardt (1881), Duchess Marie Gabrielle in Bavaria (1878), and Katia Mann (1883). After him are Prince Georg Friedrich of Waldeck (1620), Robert Prosinečki (1969), Anton Friedrich Justus Thibaut (1772), Georg Ebers (1837), Friedrich Wilhelm Freiherr von Bülow (1755), and Margravine Magdalene Sibylle of Brandenburg-Bayreuth (1612).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Germany

Among biologists born in Germany, Johann Baptist von Spix ranks 36Before him are Carl Ludwig Willdenow (1765), Gotthelf Fischer von Waldheim (1771), Friedrich Loeffler (1852), Joseph Gaertner (1732), Hieronymus Bock (1498), and Otto Brunfels (1488). After him are Carl Correns (1864), August Grisebach (1814), Hermann Schlegel (1804), Eduard Rüppell (1794), Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle (1809), and Fritz Müller (1822).