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Karl Ernst von Baer

1792 - 1876

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Karl Ernst Ritter von Baer Edler von Huthorn (28 February [O.S. 17 February] 1792 – 28 November [O.S. 16 November] 1876) was a Baltic German scientist and explorer. Baer was a naturalist, biologist, geologist, meteorologist, geographer, and is considered a, or the, founding father of embryology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Ernst von Baer has received more than 203,238 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia. Karl Ernst von Baer is the 46th most popular biologist (down from 34th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Estonia (down from 5th in 2019) and the most popular Estonian Biologist.

Karl Ernst von Baer is most famous for his discovery of the mammalian ovum in 1827.

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Among biologists, Karl Ernst von Baer ranks 46 out of 841Before him are Ada Yonath, Richard Owen, Nikolaas Tinbergen, René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, August Weismann, and Matthias Jakob Schleiden. After him are Hans Spemann, Peter Simon Pallas, Nikolai Vavilov, Hugo de Vries, Vladimir Vernadsky, and Adelbert von Chamisso.

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Among people born in 1792, Karl Ernst von Baer ranks 9Before him are Percy Bysshe Shelley, Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, Nikolai Lobachevsky, William II of the Netherlands, John Herschel, and Caroline Augusta of Bavaria. After him are Alexander Ypsilantis, Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, James Mayer de Rothschild, Johan August Arfwedson, and Maria Beatrice of Savoy. Among people deceased in 1876, Karl Ernst von Baer ranks 6Before him are Mikhail Bakunin, George Sand, Abdülaziz, Josephine of Leuchtenberg, and George Armstrong Custer. After him are Catherine Labouré, Antonio López de Santa Anna, Truganini, Marie d'Agoult, Ildefons Cerdà, and Antoine Jérôme Balard.

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In Estonia

Among people born in Estonia, Karl Ernst von Baer ranks 6 out of 310Before him are Catherine I of Russia (1684), Alfred Rosenberg (1893), Emil Lenz (1804), Arvo Pärt (1935), and Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen (1778). After him are Konstantin Päts (1874), Wolfgang Köhler (1887), Louis Kahn (1901), Lennart Meri (1929), Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow (1929), and Paul Keres (1916).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Estonia

Among biologists born in Estonia, Karl Ernst von Baer ranks 1After him are Jakob von Uexküll (1864) and Johann Friedrich von Eschscholtz (1793).