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 24,292 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Mary Agnes Chase is the 530th most popular biologist, the 4,819th most popular biography from United States and the 68th most popular American Biologist.

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Among biologists, Mary Agnes Chase ranks 530 out of 844Before her are Brian Kobilka, Sewall Wright, Achille Valenciennes, Otto Bütschli, Antoine Risso, and Karel Domin. After her are Adrien René Franchet, Johann Jakob Kaup, August Batsch, Salomon Müller, Jakob Emanuel Lange, and Edward Forbes.

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Among people born in 1869, Mary Agnes Chase ranks 99Before her are Carlos Viegas Gago Coutinho, Archduchess Karoline Marie of Austria, Dmitri Egorov, Hendrikus Colijn, Gerrit Smith Miller, and Edwin Lutyens. After her are Robert W. Paul, Phoebus Levene, Henry Wood, Marcel Cachin, Friedrich Wilhelm Foerster, and Johannes Linnankoski. Among people deceased in 1963, Mary Agnes Chase ranks 108Before her are Aleksandr Gauk, Vsevolod Ivanov, Fernando Tambroni, Sophus Nielsen, André Maschinot, and Alan Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke. After her are Medgar Evers, Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, Edwin Linkomies, Marie Marvingt, Lee Wallard, and Pingali Venkayya.

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Among people born in United States, Mary Agnes Chase ranks 4,819 out of 15,968Before her are Willie Mays (1931), Bob Gale (1951), Francis Spellman (1889), Michael C. Hall (1971), Michael Peña (1976), and Diane Venora (1952). After her are Michael Freedman (1951), Shawn Michaels (1965), Paul Morrissey (1938), Jane Dee Hull (1935), Don Felder (1947), and Horace Greeley (1811).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Mary Agnes Chase ranks 68Before her are Arthur Cronquist (1919), Garrett Hardin (1915), Francis Collins (1950), Gerrit Smith Miller (1869), Brian Kobilka (1955), and Sewall Wright (1889). After her are Asa Gray (1810), Nathaniel Lord Britton (1859), Charles David Keeling (1928), Frederic Clements (1874), Joseph Leidy (1823), and Paul R. Ehrlich (1932).