John Gould

1804 - 1881

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John Gould FRS (; 14 September 1804 – 3 February 1881) was an English ornithologist. He published a number of monographs on birds, illustrated by plates produced by his wife, Elizabeth Gould, and several other artists, including Edward Lear, Henry Constantine Richter, Joseph Wolf and William Matthew Hart. He has been considered the father of bird study in Australia and the Gould League in Australia is named after him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Gould has received more than 249,436 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. John Gould is the 219th most popular biologist (up from 248th in 2019), the 1,389th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,433rd in 2019) and the 36th most popular British Biologist.

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Among biologists, John Gould ranks 219 out of 844Before him are Humberto Maturana, Eva Ekeblad, Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, René Lesson, Georges J. F. Köhler, and Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann. After him are J. Michael Bishop, Arthur Tansley, Johann Christian Polycarp Erxleben, Rupert Sheldrake, Johann Karl Wilhelm Illiger, and Alphonse Pyramus de Candolle.

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Among people born in 1804, John Gould ranks 29Before him are Ludwig von Benedek, Hermann Schlegel, Eduard Mörike, Stephan Endlicher, Alfonso Ferrero La Marmora, and Handrij Zejler. After him are Duke Alexander of Württemberg, Viktor Bunyakovsky, Charles II, Duke of Brunswick, Moritz von Schwind, Pierre François Verhulst, and Constantin Hansen. Among people deceased in 1881, John Gould ranks 28Before him are Marie Laveau, Ludwig von Benedek, Prince August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Hermann Lotze, Princess Elisabeth of Thurn and Taxis, and Johan Vilhelm Snellman. After him are Eduard Heine, Duke Alexander of Württemberg, Sophia Perovskaya, Pierre Napoléon Bonaparte, Princess Caroline of Denmark, and Joseph Škoda.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Gould ranks 1,389 out of 6,924Before him are Alan Bates (1934), Peter Burke (1937), David Ogilvy (1911), Samuel Bellamy (1689), Reginald Lee (1870), and Edward Frankland (1825). After him are Peter Mayhew (1944), Frances Shand Kydd (1936), Patrick O'Brian (1914), Elizabeth Blount (1500), Jacquetta of Luxembourg (1415), and James Herriot (1916).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, John Gould ranks 36Before him are Henry Walter Bates (1825), Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817), Oldfield Thomas (1858), John Lindley (1799), Thomas Browne (1605), and John Boyd Orr (1880). After him are Arthur Tansley (1871), Rupert Sheldrake (1942), Patrick Geddes (1854), James Edward Smith (1759), Ian Wilmut (1944), and John Stevens Henslow (1796).