John Bell Hatcher

1861 - 1904

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John Bell Hatcher (October 11, 1861: 3  – July 3, 1904) was an American paleontologist and fossil hunter known as the "king of collectors" and best known for discovering Torosaurus and Triceratops, two genera of dinosaurs described by Othniel Charles Marsh. He was part of a new, professional middle class in American science, having financed his education with his labor while also being more educated than older fossil collectors. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Bell Hatcher has received more than 33,500 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). John Bell Hatcher is the 85th most popular geologist (down from 70th in 2019), the 11,874th most popular biography from United States (down from 10,349th in 2019) and the 15th most popular American Geologist.

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  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.90

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  • 2.44

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year John Bell Hatcher has had the most page views in the with 3,834 views, followed by Hungarian (800), and Russian (694). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Finnish (59.33%), Hungarian (46.25%), and Egyptian Arabic (23.88%)


Among geologists, John Bell Hatcher ranks 85 out of 90Before him are Andrey Arkhangelsky, Judith Curry, Feodor Yulievich Levinson-Lessing, Reginald Aldworth Daly, Walther Penck, and Charles Lapworth. After him are Dan McKenzie, William Edmond Logan, Claudia Alexander, and Michael E. Mann.

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Among people born in 1861, John Bell Hatcher ranks 153Before him are Vasily Goncharov, Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt, Rudolf Stöger-Steiner von Steinstätten, Feodor Yulievich Levinson-Lessing, Ivar Otto Bendixson, and Walter Rauschenbusch. After him are E. Pauline Johnson, Edith Cowan, Albert B. Fall, and George W. Norris. Among people deceased in 1904, John Bell Hatcher ranks 93Before him are Richard Knill Freeman, George Salmon, John Brown Gordon, Frances Power Cobbe, Mark Hanna, and Charles Foster.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Bell Hatcher ranks 11,874 out of 20,380Before him are Mike Hagerty (1954), Josh McDermitt (1978), Jon Abrahams (1977), Tania Raymonde (1988), James Williamson (1949), and Einar Haugen (1906). After him are Joseph M. Acaba (1967), Jonathan Breck (1965), Norma McCorvey (1947), Alice Evans (1971), Steven M. Greer (1955), and Louis A. Johnson (1891).

Among GEOLOGISTS In United States

Among geologists born in United States, John Bell Hatcher ranks 15Before him are Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden (1829), M. King Hubbert (1903), David A. Johnston (1949), Daniel Barringer (1860), Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin (1843), and Judith Curry (1953). After him are Michael E. Mann (1965).