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Martinus Beijerinck

1851 - 1931

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Martinus Willem Beijerinck (Dutch pronunciation: [maɹˈtinʏs ˈʋɪləm ˈbɛiə̯rɪnk], 16 March 1851 – 1 January 1931) was a Dutch microbiologist and botanist who was one of the founders of virology and environmental microbiology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Martinus Beijerinck has received more than 284,353 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Martinus Beijerinck is the 98th most popular biologist (down from 72nd in 2019), the 127th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 104th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Dutch Biologist.

Martinus Beijerinck is most famous for his discovery of the virus causing tobacco mosaic disease.

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Among biologists, Martinus Beijerinck ranks 98 out of 841Before him are Thomas Huckle Weller, Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin, Carl Peter Thunberg, Nikolay Pirogov, Philip Sclater, and Hans Christian Gram. After him are Günter Blobel, Charles Lucien Bonaparte, Sylvia Earle, Julius Richard Petri, Aaron Ciechanover, and Ludwig von Bertalanffy.

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Among people born in 1851, Martinus Beijerinck ranks 13Before him are Georg Jellinek, Ismail Gaspirali, Peder Severin Krøyer, Olga Constantinovna of Russia, Eugen Böhm von Bawerk, and Léon Bourgeois. After him are Friedrich von Wieser, Frederick Francis III, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Adolf von Harnack, Knut Wicksell, Vincent d'Indy, and Isabella, Princess of Asturias. Among people deceased in 1931, Martinus Beijerinck ranks 25Before him are Hermann Müller, Peter Kürten, Eugène Ysaÿe, Carin Göring, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, and Armand Fallières. After him are Nathan Söderblom, André Michelin, Prince Emanuele Filiberto, Duke of Aosta, Kitasato Shibasaburō, Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, and Chandra Shekhar Azad.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Martinus Beijerinck ranks 127 out of 1,427Before him are William II of Holland (1228), Gabriël Metsu (1629), Willem Claesz. Heda (1594), Eugène Dubois (1858), Etty Hillesum (1914), and Meindert Hobbema (1638). After him are Mark Rutte (1967), Dennis Bergkamp (1969), Bertha of Holland (1055), Bert van Marwijk (1952), Claus Sluter (1340), and Maarten van Heemskerck (1498).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Netherlands

Among biologists born in Netherlands, Martinus Beijerinck ranks 6Before him are Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632), Nikolaas Tinbergen (1907), Hugo de Vries (1848), Herman Boerhaave (1668), and Jan Swammerdam (1637). After him are Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin (1727), Coenraad Jacob Temminck (1778), Pieter Boddaert (1730), Nicolaas Laurens Burman (1734), George Clifford III (1685), and Pieter Bleeker (1819).