John James Audubon

1785 - 1851

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John James Audubon (born Jean-Jacques Rabin, April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851) was a French-American self-trained artist, naturalist, and ornithologist. His combined interests in art and ornithology turned into a plan to make a complete pictorial record of all the bird species of North America. He was notable for his extensive studies documenting all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations, which depicted the birds in their natural habitats. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John James Audubon has received more than 1,754,843 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). John James Audubon is the 199th most popular biologist (down from 152nd in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Haiti (down from 5th in 2019) and the most popular Haitian Biologist.

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Among biologists, John James Audubon ranks 199 out of 1,097Before him are George Shaw, Asa Gray, Alexander Agassiz, Temple Grandin, Carl Ludwig Willdenow, and Johann Matthäus Bechstein. After him are Charles Bell, Hugo Gunckel Lüer, Oldfield Thomas, Adam Afzelius, Waldemar Haffkine, and J. B. S. Haldane.

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Among people born in 1785, John James Audubon ranks 12Before him are Bettina von Arnim, Lin Zexu, Claude-Louis Navier, Thomas De Quincey, Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Pierre Louis Dulong. After him are Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, Hans Karl von Diebitsch, Florestan I, Prince of Monaco, Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Diponegoro, and Carl Adolph Agardh. Among people deceased in 1851, John James Audubon ranks 17Before him are Princess Augusta of Bavaria, Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover, Manuel Godoy, Gaspare Spontini, Rama III, and Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. After him are Karl Lachmann, Mikhail Lazarev, Albert Lortzing, Lorenz Oken, Prince Wilhelm of Prussia, and Johann Heinrich Friedrich Link.

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Among people born in Haiti, John James Audubon ranks 10 out of 94Before him are Thomas-Alexandre Dumas (1762), Boniface Alexandre (1936), Jean-Claude Duvalier (1951), Alexandre Pétion (1770), Jean-Pierre Boyer (1776), and René Préval (1943). After him are Ariel Henry (1949), Jeanne Duval (1820), Anacaona (1474), Jean-Bertrand Aristide (1953), Jean Lafitte (1776), and Faustin Soulouque (1782).


Among biologists born in Haiti, John James Audubon ranks 1