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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 1,004,310 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Konrad Lorenz is the 12th most popular biologist (down from 9th in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from Austria (down from 33rd in 2019) and the 2nd 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 12 out of 841Before him are Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, Luc Montagnier, Ernst Haeckel, James Watson, and Karl Landsteiner. After him are Rosalind Franklin, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Alfred Russel Wallace, Richard Dawkins, Georges Cuvier, and Francis Crick.

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Among people born in 1903, Konrad Lorenz ranks 5Before him are George Orwell, John von Neumann, Aram Khachaturian, and Theodor W. Adorno. After him are Olav V of Norway, Georges Simenon, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, John Dillinger, Vladimir Horowitz, Mark Rothko, and Kane Tanaka. Among people deceased in 1989, Konrad Lorenz ranks 8Before him are Hirohito, Nicolae Ceaușescu, Ruhollah Khomeini, Samuel Beckett, Ted Bundy, and Herbert von Karajan. After him are Sergio Leone, Georges Simenon, Andrei Sakharov, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Elena Ceaușescu, and Lee Van Cleef.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Konrad Lorenz ranks 42 out of 1,237Before him are Anton Bruckner (1824), Arnold Schoenberg (1874), Viktor Frankl (1905), Maximilian I of Mexico (1832), Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor (1557), and Karl Landsteiner (1868). After him are Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (1608), Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor (1678), Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor (1415), Lise Meitner (1878), Otto von Habsburg (1912), and Klara Hitler (1860).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Austria

Among biologists born in Austria, Konrad Lorenz ranks 2Before him are Karl Landsteiner (1868). After him are Karl von Frisch (1886), 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).