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 172,531 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza is the 186th most popular biologist (up from 189th in 2019), the 1,648th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,623rd in 2019) and the 9th most popular Biologist.

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Among biologists, Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza ranks 186 out of 841Before him are Friedrich Parrot, Henry Walter Bates, Johann Matthäus Bechstein, Humberto Maturana, Salim Ali, and Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg. After him are Erik Pontoppidan, Michel Adanson, Howard Martin Temin, Carl Gustav Carus, Pierre André Latreille, and John Boyd Orr.

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Among people born in 1922, Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza ranks 99Before him are Yvonne De Carlo, Salvatore Giuliano, Yuri Averbakh, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Paul Marcinkus, and Hussein Onn. After him are Carlos Andrés Pérez, Alistair MacLean, Michael Ventris, José Froilán González, Sven Nykvist, and Cyd Charisse. Among people deceased in 2018, Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza ranks 83Before him are James Mirrlees, Hayden White, John Gavin, Thomas A. Steitz, Alan Bean, and Ermanno Olmi. After him are Efraín Ríos Montt, Keith O'Brien, Paul Virilio, Nicole Fontaine, John Young, and Josep Lluís Núñez.

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Among people born in Italy, Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza ranks 1,648 out of 4,668Before him are Ermanno Olmi (1931), Marie Anne Mancini (1649), Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (1876), Walter Bonatti (1930), Remo Giazotto (1910), and Ercole III d'Este, Duke of Modena (1727). After him are Infante Gabriel of Spain (1752), Bartolomeo Manfredi (1582), Simon of Trent (1472), Hermocrates (-500), Rothari (606), and Francesco de' Rossi (1510).


Among biologists born in Italy, Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza ranks 9Before him are Gabriele Falloppio (1523), Giovanni Sartori (1924), Salvador Luria (1912), Mario Capecchi (1937), Mikhail Tsvet (1872), and Renato Dulbecco (1914). After him are Odoardo Beccari (1843), Carlo Allioni (1728), Giuseppe Acerbi (1773), Pier Andrea Saccardo (1845), Tommaso Salvadori (1835), and Carlo Luigi Spegazzini (1858).