John Scott Haldane

1860 - 1936

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John Scott Haldane (; 2 May 1860 – 14/15 March 1936) was a Scottish physician and physiologist famous for intrepid self-experimentation which led to many important discoveries about the human body and the nature of gases. He also experimented on his son, the equally famous J. B. S. Haldane (both for extending his father's interest in diving and as a key figure in population genetics and the development of the modern synthesis), even when he was quite young. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Scott Haldane has received more than 157,852 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). John Scott Haldane is the 948th most popular philosopher (down from 874th in 2019), the 2,666th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,268th in 2019) and the 64th most popular British Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, John Scott Haldane ranks 948 out of 1,089Before him are Abdolkarim Soroush, Wilfrid Sellars, Ladislav Klíma, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Egon Bondy, and Albrecht Ritschl. After him are Alois Riehl, Asclepigenia, Northrop Frye, Guillaume Faye, Sedulius Scottus, and Ram Dass.

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Among people born in 1860, John Scott Haldane ranks 88Before him are Kaarlo Castrén, Bruno Liljefors, Karl Staaff, Alicia Boole Stott, Albert von Le Coq, and Ellen Axson Wilson. After him are Kolë Idromeno, Franz Nissl, Frederik van Eeden, Lipót Baumhorn, Juan Bautista Aznar-Cabañas, and Will Keith Kellogg. Among people deceased in 1936, John Scott Haldane ranks 107Before him are Leonardo Torres y Quevedo, Zhang Binglin, Johan Turi, Ramiro Ledesma Ramos, Ignacy Daszyński, and Ramiro de Maeztu. After him are Nestor Lakoba, Domenico Mezzadri, Konstantinos Demertzis, Louise Bryant, Niels Neergaard, and Uchida Kōsai.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Scott Haldane ranks 2,666 out of 6,924Before him are Matthew Vaughn (1971), Robert Simson (1687), Graham McTavish (1961), Daniel Jones (1881), George Albert Smith (1864), and Æthelheard of Wessex (750). After him are Ronald Fairbairn (1889), Geoff Duke (1923), Edmund Ironside, 1st Baron Ironside (1880), Robert W. Paul (1869), Madeleine Carroll (1906), and Howard Marks (1945).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, John Scott Haldane ranks 64Before him are Frederick Copleston (1907), J. M. E. McTaggart (1866), John Hick (1922), Richard Swinburne (1934), Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke (1678), and John Peckham (1227). After him are R. M. Hare (1919), Carole Pateman (1940), Michael Oakeshott (1901), James Dunn (1939), Sir William Hamilton, 9th Baronet (1788), and Martin Lings (1909).