BIOLOGIST

Konrad Lorenz

1903 - 1989

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Konrad Zacharias Lorenz (German pronunciation: [ˈkɔnʁaːt ˈloːʁɛnts] (listen); 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 818,650 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Konrad Lorenz is the 9th most popular biologist, the 33rd most popular biography from Austria (up from 36th 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

Among biologists, Konrad Lorenz ranks 9 out of 844Before him are Gregor Mendel, Alexander Fleming, Ivan Pavlov, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, and Ernst Haeckel. After him are Karl Landsteiner, James Watson, Luc Montagnier, Alfred Russel Wallace, Peter Kropotkin, and Georges Cuvier.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1903, Konrad Lorenz ranks 3Before him are George Orwell and John von Neumann. After him are Theodor W. Adorno, Aram Khachaturian, Georges Simenon, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Olav V of Norway, Mark Rothko, Vladimir Horowitz, Habib Bourguiba, and Marguerite Yourcenar. Among people deceased in 1989, Konrad Lorenz ranks 7Before him are Salvador Dalí, Nicolae Ceaușescu, Hirohito, Ruhollah Khomeini, Samuel Beckett, and Sergio Leone. After him are Ted Bundy, Herbert von Karajan, Georges Simenon, Andrei Sakharov, Elena Ceaușescu, and Zita of Bourbon-Parma.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Konrad Lorenz ranks 33 out of 1,075Before him are Romy Schneider (1938), Egon Schiele (1890), Johann Strauss I (1804), Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (1552), Arnold Schoenberg (1874), and Ferdinand I of Austria (1793). After him are Niki Lauda (1949), Friedrich Hayek (1899), Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria (1858), Herbert von Karajan (1908), Anton Bruckner (1824), and Karl Landsteiner (1868).

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), Joy Adamson (1910), Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti (1735), Othenio Abel (1875), Erich von Tschermak (1871), Leopold Fitzinger (1802), Clemens von Pirquet (1874), Franz Nopcsa von Felső-Szilvás (1877), and Josef August Schultes (1773).