Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza

1922 - 2018

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Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza (pronounced [luˈiːdʒi ˈluːka kaˈvalli ˈsfɔrtsa]; 25 January 1922 – 31 August 2018) was an Italian geneticist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza has received more than 159,176 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza is the 189th most popular biologist (up from 197th in 2019), the 1,623rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,522nd in 2019) and the 9th most popular Italian Biologist.

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Among biologists, Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza ranks 189 out of 844Before him are Mikhail Tsvet, Clair Cameron Patterson, Edward B. Lewis, Hermann Schlegel, Daniel Nathans, and Bert Sakmann. After him are Robert Gallo, Willi Hennig, Paul Greengard, James Dwight Dana, Stephan Endlicher, and Carl Gustav Carus.

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Among people born in 1922, Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza ranks 106Before him are Carlos Andrés Pérez, Clair Cameron Patterson, Taro Kagawa, John Edward Williams, Yvonne De Carlo, and Eleanor Parker. After him are Rajko Mitić, Jonas Mekas, Cyd Charisse, María Casares, Serge Reggiani, and Gershon Kingsley. Among people deceased in 2018, Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza ranks 84Before him are Efraín Ríos Montt, Thomas A. Steitz, Joël Robuchon, Hayden White, Dorothy Malone, and Princess Elisabeth of Denmark. After him are Bruno Sammartino, Aharon Appelfeld, Robert Faurisson, James Mirrlees, Belisario Betancur, and Uri Avnery.

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Among people born in Italy, Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza ranks 1,623 out of 4,088Before him are Elisabetta Sirani (1638), Boris Pahor (1913), Francis Hyacinth, Duke of Savoy (1632), Gaius Musonius Rufus (25), Guarino da Verona (1374), and Laura Mancini (1636). After him are Domenico Zipoli (1688), Giovanni Lanfranco (1582), Nino Manfredi (1921), Felice Gimondi (1942), Adaloald (602), and Ratchis (800).


Among biologists born in Italy, Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza ranks 9Before him are Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522), Giovanni Sartori (1924), Mario Capecchi (1937), Salvador Luria (1912), Renato Dulbecco (1914), and Mikhail Tsvet (1872). After him are Odoardo Beccari (1843), Carlo Allioni (1728), Giuseppe Acerbi (1773), Pier Andrea Saccardo (1845), Tommaso Salvadori (1835), and Carlo Luigi Spegazzini (1858).