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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 1,661,469 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). John James Audubon is the 147th most popular biologist (up from 173rd in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Haiti (up from 8th in 2019) and the most popular Haitian Biologist.

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Among biologists, John James Audubon ranks 147 out of 841Before him are Daniel Nathans, Robert Whittaker, Desmond Morris, Charles Scott Sherrington, Susumu Tonegawa, and Theodor Escherich. After him are Mario Capecchi, Mikhail Tsvet, J. Michael Bishop, Jakob von Uexküll, Olaus Rudbeck, and Johan Christian Fabricius.

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Among people born in 1785, John James Audubon ranks 11Before him are Alessandro Manzoni, Bettina von Arnim, Lin Zexu, Claude-Louis Navier, Florestan I, Prince of Monaco, and Thomas De Quincey. After him are Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Pierre Louis Dulong, Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, Hans Karl von Diebitsch, and Diponegoro. Among people deceased in 1851, John James Audubon ranks 16Before him are Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover, Manuel Godoy, Petar II Petrović-Njegoš, Gaspare Spontini, and Rama III. After him are Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Prince Wilhelm of Prussia, Mikhail Lazarev, Albert Lortzing, Leopold, Prince of Salerno, and Karl Lachmann.

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Among people born in Haiti, John James Audubon ranks 5 out of 80Before him are Toussaint Louverture (1743), Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1758), François Duvalier (1907), and Jean-Pierre Boyer (1776). After him are Alexandre Pétion (1770), Thomas-Alexandre Dumas (1762), René Préval (1943), Jean-Claude Duvalier (1951), Jeanne Duval (1820), Faustin Soulouque (1782), and Anacaona (1474).


Among biologists born in Haiti, John James Audubon ranks 1