Mathurin Jacques Brisson

1723 - 1806

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Mathurin Jacques Brisson (30 April 1723 – 23 June 1806) was a French zoologist and natural philosopher. Brisson was born at Fontenay-le-Comte. The earlier part of his life was spent in the pursuit of natural history; his published works in this field included Le Règne animal (1756) and the highly regarded Ornithologie (1760).As a young man, he was a disciple and assistant of René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mathurin Jacques Brisson has received more than 101,617 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Mathurin Jacques Brisson is the 167th most popular biologist (up from 217th in 2019), the 1,569th most popular biography from France (up from 1,791st in 2019) and the 25th most popular French Biologist.

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Among biologists, Mathurin Jacques Brisson ranks 167 out of 844Before him are George Robert Gray, Erwin Neher, David Baltimore, Martin Evans, Adolf Engler, and Charles Scott Sherrington. After him are Joseph Banks, Henry Walter Bates, Joseph Dalton Hooker, Joshua Lederberg, Ana Aslan, and John James Audubon.

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Among people born in 1723, Mathurin Jacques Brisson ranks 8Before him are Baron d'Holbach, Frederick V of Denmark, Joshua Reynolds, Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, Carl Friedrich Abel, and Adam Ferguson. After him are Anna Amalia, Abbess of Quedlinburg, Johann Bernhard Basedow, Jean-François Marmontel, Tobias Mayer, Nicole-Reine Lepaute, and Antoine Louis. Among people deceased in 1806, Mathurin Jacques Brisson ranks 22Before him are Nicolas Leblanc, Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, Johann Christoph Adelung, Michel Adanson, Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily, and Nicolas-Edme Rétif. After him are Mungo Park, Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, George Stubbs, Prince Francis Xavier of Saxony, Vicente Martín y Soler, and George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney.

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In France

Among people born in France, Mathurin Jacques Brisson ranks 1,569 out of 5,234Before him are Raymond Roussel (1877), Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges (1830), Cécile Chaminade (1857), Barbara (1930), Bertrand Tavernier (1941), and Fulcher of Chartres (1059). After him are Louis Claude de Saint-Martin (1743), Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard Grandville (1803), Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon (1754), Armand de Vignerot du Plessis (1696), Yolande of Valois (1434), and Karim Benzema (1987).

Among BIOLOGISTS In France

Among biologists born in France, Mathurin Jacques Brisson ranks 25Before him are Antoine-Augustin Parmentier (1737), Armand David (1826), Michel Adanson (1727), Roger Guillemin (1924), Bernard Germain de Lacépède (1756), and Philibert Commerson (1727). After him are Antoine Béchamp (1816), Henri Marie Ducrotay de Blainville (1777), Jérôme Lejeune (1926), Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot (1748), Johann Hermann (1738), and Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1805).