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John Edward Gray

1800 - 1875

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John Edward Gray, FRS (12 February 1800 – 7 March 1875) was a British zoologist. He was the elder brother of zoologist George Robert Gray and son of the pharmacologist and botanist Samuel Frederick Gray (1766–1828). The standard author abbreviation J.E.Gray is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Edward Gray has received more than 394,742 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). John Edward Gray is the 63rd most popular biologist (down from 56th in 2019), the 581st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 545th in 2019) and the 11th most popular British Biologist.

John Edward Gray is most famous for being the first person to publish a comprehensive list of animal species.

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Among biologists, John Edward Gray ranks 63 out of 841Before him are Hugo Theorell, Ernst Mayr, Hermann Joseph Muller, Linda B. Buck, George Beadle, and Max Theiler. After him are Herman Boerhaave, Alexander Oparin, John Franklin Enders, Lynn Margulis, Irwin Rose, and Jules A. Hoffmann.

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Among people born in 1800, John Edward Gray ranks 9Before him are Emperor Ninkō, Charles Goodyear, Millard Fillmore, Henry Fox Talbot, France Prešeren, and James Clark Ross. After him are Jean-Baptiste Dumas, Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, John Brown, Paul Frederick, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and Lars Levi Laestadius. Among people deceased in 1875, John Edward Gray ranks 11Before him are Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Andrew Johnson, Tongzhi Emperor, Charles Lyell, Isaac Singer, and Éliphas Lévi. After him are Charles Wheatstone, Heinrich Louis d'Arrest, Moses Hess, Francis V, Duke of Modena, Pierre Larousse, and Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Edward Gray ranks 581 out of 7,765Before him are David Irving (1938), James Francis Edward Stuart (1688), Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (1631), John Macleod (1876), William Stanley Jevons (1835), and Gerard Butler (1969). After him are Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969), Kenneth MacAlpin (810), Sean Bean (1959), Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (1897), Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1862), and Denis Law (1940).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, John Edward Gray ranks 11Before him are Francis Crick (1916), Robert Brown (1773), Thomas Henry Huxley (1825), Christian de Duve (1917), Richard Owen (1804), and Erasmus Darwin (1731). After him are Philip Miller (1691), Julian Huxley (1887), John Gurdon (1933), William Carey (1761), Philip Sclater (1829), and John Ray (1627).