Mathurin Jacques Brisson

1723 - 1806

Photo of Mathurin Jacques Brisson

Icon of person Mathurin Jacques Brisson

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 125,363 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Mathurin Jacques Brisson is the 333rd most popular biologist (down from 167th in 2019), the 2,847th most popular biography from France (down from 1,566th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular Biologist.

Memorability Metrics

  • 130k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 52.78

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 37

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.53

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.35

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Mathurin Jacques Brissons by language


Among biologists, Mathurin Jacques Brisson ranks 333 out of 841Before him are John Needham, John Sulston, Johann Karl Wilhelm Illiger, Charles Chamberland, Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach, and Rudolf Jakob Camerarius. After him are Eugen Fischer, William Speirs Bruce, Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Herbst, Carl Sigismund Kunth, Göran Wahlenberg, and Antonio José Cavanilles.

Most Popular Biologists in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1723, Mathurin Jacques Brisson ranks 20Before him are Princess Caroline Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt, Antoine Louis, Mir Taqi Mir, Princess Mary of Great Britain, Friedrich Melchior, Baron von Grimm, and John Byron. After him are William Chambers, William Blackstone, Pehr Osbeck, Marcus Elieser Bloch, Philip II, Count of Schaumburg-Lippe, and William Livingston. Among people deceased in 1806, Mathurin Jacques Brisson ranks 33Before him are Pavel Tsitsianov, George Stubbs, George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, Gim Hongdo, Federico Gravina, and Fra Diavolo. After him are Michael von Melas, Jean Joseph Mounier, Horatio Gates, Charles James Fox, Karoline von Günderrode, and Henry Knox.

Others Born in 1723

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1806

Go to all Rankings

In France

Among people born in France, Mathurin Jacques Brisson ranks 2,847 out of 6,011Before him are Francis Garnier (1839), Pierre Woodman (1963), Louis Rosier (1905), Léon Charles Thévenin (1857), Louis Camille Maillard (1878), and François de Charette (1763). After him are Antoine Pesne (1683), Fud Leclerc (1924), Gérard Larrousse (1940), Émile Ollivier (1825), Bob Sinclar (1969), and Édouard André (1840).

Among BIOLOGISTS In France

Among biologists born in France, Mathurin Jacques Brisson ranks 43Before him are René Louiche Desfontaines (1750), Pierre Gaspard Chaumette (1763), Charles Plumier (1646), Guillaume Rondelet (1507), Philibert Commerson (1727), and Charles Chamberland (1851). After him are Guillaume-Antoine Olivier (1756), Lucien Quélet (1832), Antoine de Jussieu (1686), Camille Guérin (1872), Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1805), and Matthias de l'Obel (1538).