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 is also known in Russia as Karl Maksímovich Ber (Russian: Карл Макси́мович Бэр). Baer was a naturalist, biologist, geologist, meteorologist, geographer, and a founding father of embryology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Ernst von Baer has received more than 147,644 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Karl Ernst von Baer is the 34th most popular biologist (down from 31st in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Estonia 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 34 out of 844. Before him are Yoshinori Ohsumi, Dian Fossey, Lazzaro Spallanzani, Charles Richet, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, and Jules Bordet. After him are Barbara McClintock, Nikolaas Tinbergen, Richard Owen, Peter Simon Pallas, August Weismann, and Ada Yonath.

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Among people born in 1792, Karl Ernst von Baer ranks 8Before him are Pope Pius IX, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Nikolai Lobachevsky, John Herschel, Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, and William II of the Netherlands. After him are Caroline Augusta of Bavaria, Alexander Ypsilantis, Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, Johan August Arfwedson, William, Duke of Nassau, and Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen. Among people deceased in 1876, Karl Ernst von Baer ranks 6Before him are Mikhail Bakunin, George Sand, Abdülaziz, George Armstrong Custer, and Josephine of Leuchtenberg. After him are Antonio López de Santa Anna, Truganini, Catherine Labouré, Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg, Marie d'Agoult, and Ildefons Cerdà.

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In Estonia

Among people born in Estonia, Karl Ernst von Baer ranks 5 out of 276. Before him are Catherine I of Russia (1684), Alfred Rosenberg (1893), Arvo Pärt (1935), and Emil Lenz (1804). After him are Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen (1778), Konstantin Päts (1874), Wolfgang Köhler (1887), Louis Kahn (1901), Lennart Meri (1929), Paul Keres (1916), and Arnold Rüütel (1928).

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).