John Boyd Orr

1880 - 1971

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John Boyd Orr, 1st Baron Boyd-Orr, (23 September 1880 – 25 June 1971), styled Sir John Boyd Orr from 1935 to 1949, was a Scottish teacher, medical doctor, biologist, nutritional physiologist, politician, businessman and farmer who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his scientific research into nutrition and his work as the first Director-General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). He was the co-founder and the first President (1960–1971) of the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS). In 1945, he was elected President of the National Peace Council and was President of the World Union of Peace Organisations and the World Movement for World Federal Government. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Boyd Orr has received more than 84,187 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). John Boyd Orr is the 212th most popular biologist (down from 204th in 2019), the 1,326th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,194th in 2019) and the 35th most popular British Biologist.

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Among biologists, John Boyd Orr ranks 212 out of 844Before him are Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot, Friedrich Parrot, Carl Ludwig Willdenow, Leland H. Hartwell, Johann Matthäus Bechstein, and Johann Hermann. After him are Humberto Maturana, Eva Ekeblad, Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, René Lesson, Georges J. F. Köhler, and Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann.

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Among people born in 1880, John Boyd Orr ranks 54Before him are Otto Meissner, Alexander Grin, Adam Czerniaków, Martiros Saryan, Tod Browning, and Mikhail Tomsky. After him are Jacques Thibaud, Abram Ioffe, Robert Stolz, Mitsumasa Yonai, Grock, and Leonard Woolley. Among people deceased in 1971, John Boyd Orr ranks 53Before him are Philippe Thys, Bernardo Houssay, Helene Weigel, Georgy Dobrovolsky, Vladislav Volkov, and Shigeyoshi Suzuki. After him are Leslie White, Van Heflin, Ub Iwerks, Dean Acheson, Dita Parlo, and T. V. Soong.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Boyd Orr ranks 1,326 out of 6,924Before him are John Charles (1931), Andy Summers (1942), John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury (1384), John Boorman (1933), Andrew Lincoln (1973), and Idris Elba (1972). After him are Josiah Wedgwood (1730), Claire Bloom (1931), Charlotte, Princess Royal (1766), David Thewlis (1963), Michael Scot (1175), and Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge (1375).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, John Boyd Orr ranks 35Before him are Joseph Banks (1743), Henry Walter Bates (1825), Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817), Oldfield Thomas (1858), John Lindley (1799), and Thomas Browne (1605). After him are John Gould (1804), Arthur Tansley (1871), Rupert Sheldrake (1942), Patrick Geddes (1854), James Edward Smith (1759), and Ian Wilmut (1944).