Mark Catesby

1683 - 1749

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Mark Catesby (24 March 1683 – 23 December 1749) was an English naturalist who studied flora and fauna in the New World. Between 1729 and 1747 Catesby published his Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands, the first published account of the flora and fauna of North America. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mark Catesby has received more than 56,340 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Mark Catesby is the 789th most popular biologist (down from 661st in 2019), the 4,343rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,726th in 2019) and the 135th most popular British Biologist.

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Among biologists, Mark Catesby ranks 789 out of 844Before him are C. B. van Niel, Robert Ridgway, Peter Ascanius, Alexander Alfonsovich Grossheim, William Bartram, and Elizabeth Gertrude Britton. After him are John Claudius Loudon, Walter Buller, Robert Weinberg, Charles Wallace Richmond, Elliott Coues, and Anne McLaren.

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Among people born in 1683, Mark Catesby ranks 18Before him are Johann David Heinichen, Burkhard Christoph von Münnich, Gottfried Silbermann, Christian Ludwig II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Lorenz Heister, and Jonathan Wild.  Among people deceased in 1749, Mark Catesby ranks 14Before him are Claudine Guérin de Tencin, Matthias Bel, Jan Frans van Bloemen, André Cardinal Destouches, Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel, and Shahu I.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mark Catesby ranks 4,343 out of 6,924Before him are Giles Gilbert Scott (1880), Eddie Jobson (1955), Bernard Bosanquet (1848), Ronald Drever (1931), Colin Groves (1942), and Trent Alexander-Arnold (1998). After him are John Claudius Loudon (1783), James Allison (1968), Talulah Riley (1985), Davey Boy Smith (1962), Henry De la Beche (1796), and Stuart Baird (1947).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Mark Catesby ranks 135Before him are William Sherard (1659), William Yarrell (1784), Francis Walker (1809), Archibald Menzies (1754), George Montagu (1751), and William Kirby (1759). After him are John Claudius Loudon (1783), Anne McLaren (1927), Lancelot Hogben (1895), Thomas Pennant (1726), David Lack (1910), and Edward Lhuyd (1660).