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Karl von Frisch

1886 - 1982

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Karl Ritter von Frisch, (20 November 1886 – 12 June 1982) was a German-Austrian ethologist who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1973, along with Nikolaas Tinbergen and Konrad Lorenz.His work centered on investigations of the sensory perceptions of the honey bee and he was one of the first to translate the meaning of the waggle dance. His theory, described in his 1927 book Aus dem Leben der Bienen (translated into English as The Dancing Bees), was disputed by other scientists and greeted with skepticism at the time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl von Frisch has received more than 336,692 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Karl von Frisch is the 36th most popular biologist (down from 27th in 2019), the 119th most popular biography from Austria (down from 96th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Austrian Biologist.

Karl von Frisch was a zoologist and ethologist. He is most famous for his work in animal behavior and the study of honeybees.

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Among biologists, Karl von Frisch ranks 36 out of 841Before him are Dian Fossey, Charles Richet, Theodor Schwann, Yoshinori Ohsumi, Harald zur Hausen, and Albrecht Kossel. After him are Lazzaro Spallanzani, Christian de Duve, Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Ada Yonath, Richard Owen, and Nikolaas Tinbergen.

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Among people born in 1886, Karl von Frisch ranks 18Before him are Karl Barth, Ernst Thälmann, Karl Polanyi, René Guénon, Gerda Wegener, and Wilhelm Furtwängler. After him are Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, Gotthard Heinrici, George Mallory, Theodor Morell, Erich Hoepner, and Zhu De. Among people deceased in 1982, Karl von Frisch ranks 23Before him are Jacques Tati, Glenn Gould, Khalid of Saudi Arabia, Barack Obama Sr., Louis Aragon, and Gala Dalí. After him are Hans Selye, Gilles Villeneuve, Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, Mikhail Suslov, Hugh Everett III, and Ivan Bagramyan.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Karl von Frisch ranks 119 out of 1,237Before him are Józef Poniatowski (1763), Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria (1743), Karl Polanyi (1886), Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria (1339), Fritz Pregl (1869), and Otto of Greece (1815). After him are Josef Breuer (1842), Amon Göth (1908), Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans (1633), Émile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865), Leopold, Duke of Lorraine (1679), and Roman von Ungern-Sternberg (1886).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Austria

Among biologists born in Austria, Karl von Frisch ranks 3Before him are Karl Landsteiner (1868) and Konrad Lorenz (1903). After him are Ludwig von Bertalanffy (1901), Joy Adamson (1910), Erich von Tschermak (1871), Othenio Abel (1875), Clemens von Pirquet (1874), Leopold Fitzinger (1802), Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti (1735), Franz Unger (1800), and Ignaz Schiffermüller (1727).