Joseph Thomson

1858 - 1895

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Joseph Thomson (14 February 1858 – 2 August 1895) was a Scottish geologist and explorer who played an important part in the Scramble for Africa. Thomson's gazelle and Thomson's Falls, Nyahururu, are named after him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Thomson has received more than 6,891 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Joseph Thomson is the 57th most popular geologist (down from 56th in 2019), the 3,731st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 3,902nd in 2019) and the 12th most popular British Geologist.

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Among geologists, Joseph Thomson ranks 57 out of 90Before him are Henry Clifton Sorby, Ferdinand von Hochstetter, Ferdinand Zirkel, Harry Rosenbusch, Oskar Lenz, and Hugo Benioff. After him are Pentti Eskola, James Hall, Felix Andries Vening Meinesz, Marcel Alexandre Bertrand, Robert Jameson, and Maria Klenova.

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Among people born in 1858, Joseph Thomson ranks 118Before him are Rosa Mayreder, Juan Luis Sanfuentes, Frederick Lugard, 1st Baron Lugard, Charles Hardinge, 1st Baron Hardinge of Penshurst, John Russell, and Sara Adler. After him are Beatrice Webb, Furqat, Dimitar Petkov, Mary Adela Blagg, Richard Friedrich Johannes Pfeiffer, and Pedro Nel Ospina Vázquez. Among people deceased in 1895, Joseph Thomson ranks 77Before him are George Newbold Lawrence, Louise Otto-Peters, Gustav Spörer, Manuel Ruiz Zorrilla, Bertha Valerius, and Luigi Giuseppe Lasagna. After him are Giuseppe Prinzi, Abu Bakar of Johor, Manuel Pavía y Rodríguez de Alburquerque, Heinrich Moritz Willkomm, Ludwig Schläfli, and Jan Kappeyne van de Coppello.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Joseph Thomson ranks 3,731 out of 8,785Before him are Helen Shapiro (1946), Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, 1st Baronet (1783), James Steuart (1712), Barbara Windsor (1937), Winifred McNair (1877), and William Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong (1810). After him are William Thomas Blanford (1832), Eliza Acton (1799), Captain Tom (1920), George Finlay (1799), Philip Howard, 13th Earl of Arundel (1557), and Angela Mortimer (1932).

Among GEOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among geologists born in United Kingdom, Joseph Thomson ranks 12Before him are Gideon Mantell (1790), William Buckland (1784), Adam Sedgwick (1785), Arthur Holmes (1890), John Phillips (1800), and Henry Clifton Sorby (1826). After him are Robert Jameson (1774), William Nicol (1770), Henry De la Beche (1796), Charles Lapworth (1842), and Dan McKenzie (1942).