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Julian Huxley

1887 - 1975

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Sir Julian Sorell Huxley (22 June 1887 – 14 February 1975) was a British evolutionary biologist, eugenicist, and internationalist. He was a proponent of natural selection, and a leading figure in the mid-twentieth century modern synthesis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Julian Huxley has received more than 918,955 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Julian Huxley is the 74th most popular biologist (down from 66th in 2019), the 627th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 610th in 2019) and the 13th most popular British Biologist.

Julian Huxley is most famous for his work in the field of biology. He was a member of the British Eugenics Society and the first director-general of UNESCO.

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Among biologists, Julian Huxley ranks 74 out of 841Before him are Jules A. Hoffmann, Roger Guillemin, Dmitri Ivanovsky, Daniel Bovet, Philip Miller, and Tomas Lindahl. After him are Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, Ulisse Aldrovandi, Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Jan Swammerdam, Gabriele Falloppio, and Carolus Clusius.

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Among people born in 1887, Julian Huxley ranks 38Before him are James B. Sumner, Kurt Schwitters, August Macke, John Reed, Leopold Ružička, and Erich Mendelsohn. After him are René Cassin, Luís Filipe, Prince Royal of Portugal, Alexander Archipenko, Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick, Georg-Hans Reinhardt, and Boris Karloff. Among people deceased in 1975, Julian Huxley ranks 24Before him are George Paget Thomson, Josemaría Escrivá, Graham Hill, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Jimmy Hoffa, and Robert Robinson. After him are Antonín Novotný, Pavel Sukhoi, Infante Jaime, Duke of Segovia, Eisaku Satō, Paul Keres, and Erich Kempka.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Julian Huxley ranks 627 out of 7,765Before him are Eduard Suess (1831), Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood (1897), Robert Peel (1788), Diana Wynne Jones (1934), Bill Nighy (1949), and Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia (1596). After him are Emperor Norton (1818), James Mill (1773), Karl Pearson (1857), Julie Walters (1950), Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk (1484), and Jane Seymour (1951).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Julian Huxley ranks 13Before him are Thomas Henry Huxley (1825), Christian de Duve (1917), Richard Owen (1804), Erasmus Darwin (1731), John Edward Gray (1800), and Philip Miller (1691). After him are John Gurdon (1933), William Carey (1761), Philip Sclater (1829), John Ray (1627), Archibald Hill (1886), and Oliver Smithies (1925).