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Mary Agnes Chase

1869 - 1963

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Mary Agnes Chase (1869–1963) was an American botanist who specialized in agrostology, the study of grasses. Although lacking formal education past elementary school, Chase was able to rise through the ranks as a botanist at the United States Department of Agriculture, beginning as an illustrator under the tutelage of Albert Spear Hitchcock, and eventually becoming a senior botanist, overseeing the USDA's Systematic Agrostology department. Chase conducted fieldwork abroad in Europe and South America and published several books, including the First Book of Grasses: The Structure of Grasses Explained for Beginners, which was later translated into Spanish and Portuguese. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary Agnes Chase has received more than 34,221 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Mary Agnes Chase is the 518th most popular biologist (up from 530th in 2019), the 5,111th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,817th in 2019) and the 74th most popular American Biologist.

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Among biologists, Mary Agnes Chase ranks 518 out of 841Before her are Nils Johan Andersson, George C. Williams, Philipp Johann Ferdinand Schur, Euclides da Cunha, Tsuneko Okazaki, and Robert Sapolsky. After her are Max Carl Wilhelm Weber, Johannes Thiele, Philip Henry Gosse, Constantine Samuel Rafinesque, Eugène Simon, and Karl Rudolphi.

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Among people born in 1869, Mary Agnes Chase ranks 105Before her are Dmitri Egorov, Albert Kahn, Ivan Aguéli, Aleš Hrdlička, Hendrikus Colijn, and Bhagwan Das. After her are Henry Wood, Harald Sohlberg, Friedrich Wilhelm Foerster, Yervant Odian, Marcel Cachin, and Augusto Tasso Fragoso. Among people deceased in 1963, Mary Agnes Chase ranks 112Before her are Patsy Cline, Dick Powell, Fernando Tambroni, Erich Ollenhauer, Melville J. Herskovits, and Benny Moré. After her are Hugh O'Flaherty, Barnum Brown, Shinobu Ishihara, Marie Marvingt, Wladimir Aïtoff, and Ulises Saucedo.

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Among people born in United States, Mary Agnes Chase ranks 5,111 out of 18,182Before her are Stanley Cavell (1926), Eileen Heckart (1919), Horace Mann (1796), Drew Gilpin Faust (1947), Ruth Teitelbaum (1924), and Moses Gunn (1929). After her are Walter Bedell Smith (1895), Vanilla Ice (1967), Denver Pyle (1920), Lightnin' Hopkins (1912), Ossie Davis (1917), and Arthur Dove (1880).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Mary Agnes Chase ranks 74Before her are Aldo Leopold (1887), Charles David Keeling (1928), David Starr Jordan (1851), Arthur Cronquist (1919), George C. Williams (1926), and Robert Sapolsky (1957). After her are Paul R. Ehrlich (1932), Richard Lewontin (1929), Joseph Banks Rhine (1895), Madison Grant (1865), Frederic Clements (1874), and Francis Collins (1950).