Konrad Lorenz

1903 - 1989

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Konrad Zacharias Lorenz (German pronunciation: [ˈkɔnʁaːt tsaxaˈʁiːas ˈloːʁɛnts] ; 7 November 1903 – 27 February 1989) was an Austrian zoologist, ethologist, and ornithologist. He shared the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Nikolaas Tinbergen and Karl von Frisch. He is often regarded as one of the founders of modern ethology, the study of animal behavior. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Konrad Lorenz has received more than 1,114,110 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Konrad Lorenz is the 9th most popular biologist (up from 12th in 2019), the 37th most popular biography from Austria (up from 42nd in 2019) and the most popular Austrian Biologist.

Konrad Lorenz is most famous for his work in ethology, which is the study of animal behavior. He is best known for his studies on imprinting and the innate releasing mechanisms.

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Among biologists, Konrad Lorenz ranks 9 out of 1,097Before him are Gregor Mendel, Alexander Fleming, Ivan Pavlov, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, and Ernst Haeckel. After him are Georges Cuvier, Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, Karl Landsteiner, Alfred Russel Wallace, and Francis Crick.

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Among people born in 1903, Konrad Lorenz ranks 4Before him are George Orwell, Olav V of Norway, and John von Neumann. After him are Aram Khachaturian, Theodor W. Adorno, Georges Simenon, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Mark Rothko, Habib Bourguiba, C. F. Powell, and Fernandel. Among people deceased in 1989, Konrad Lorenz ranks 10Before him are Ruhollah Khomeini, Bette Davis, Samuel Beckett, Herbert von Karajan, Andrei Sakharov, and Ted Bundy. After him are Georges Simenon, Sergio Leone, Elena Ceaușescu, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Osamu Tezuka, and Lee Van Cleef.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Konrad Lorenz ranks 37 out of 1,424Before him are Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (1552), Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (1578), Herbert von Karajan (1908), Friedrich Hayek (1899), Egon Schiele (1890), and Niki Lauda (1949). After him are Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor (1557), Viktor Frankl (1905), Maximilian I of Mexico (1832), Alois Hitler (1837), Wolfgang Pauli (1900), and Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (1608).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Austria

Among biologists born in Austria, Konrad Lorenz ranks 1After him are Karl Landsteiner (1868), Karl von Frisch (1886), Ludwig von Bertalanffy (1901), Othenio Abel (1875), Leopold Fitzinger (1802), Clemens von Pirquet (1874), Erich von Tschermak (1871), Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti (1735), Joy Adamson (1910), Franz Unger (1800), and Josef August Schultes (1773).