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Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay

1846 - 1888

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Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay (Russian: Никола́й Никола́евич Миклу́хо-Макла́й; 17 [O.S. 5] July 1846 – 14 [O.S. 2] April 1888) was a Russian Imperial explorer. He worked as an ethnologist, anthropologist and biologist who became famous as one of the earliest scientists to settle among and study indigenous people of New Guinea who had never seen a European.Miklouho-Maclay spent the major part of his life travelling and conducted scientific research in the Middle East, Australia, New Guinea, Melanesia and Polynesia. Australia became his adopted country and Sydney the hometown of his family.He became a prominent figure of nineteenth-century Australian science and became involved in significant issues of Australian and New Guinea history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay has received more than 128,202 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay is the 111th most popular psychologist (down from 102nd in 2019), the 560th most popular biography from Russia (down from 463rd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Russian Psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay ranks 111 out of 183Before him are Heinz Kohut, Rudolf Arnheim, Édouard Claparède, Marie-Louise von Franz, Carol Gilligan, and Émile Coué. After him are Frederic Bartlett, Serge Moscovici, George Kelly, Ovide Decroly, Jon Kabat-Zinn, and R. D. Laing.

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Among people born in 1846, Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay ranks 30Before him are Mariam Baouardy, Alexander von Kluck, Edward Charles Pickering, Franz Mehring, Naim Frashëri, and Tokugawa Iemochi. After him are Paolo Tosti, Princess Clotilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Hermann Paul, Svetozar Marković, Antonio Abetti, and Jambyl Jabayev. Among people deceased in 1888, Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay ranks 24Before him are Mary Ann Nichols, Mary Jane Kelly, Johannes Zukertort, Elizabeth Stride, Annie Chapman, and Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen. After him are Catherine Eddowes, Namık Kemal, Edward Lear, Princess Marie Amelie of Baden, Princess Helena of Nassau, and Charles Cros.

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Among people born in Russia, Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay ranks 560 out of 3,262Before him are Grigory Sokolov (1950), Sergey Biryuzov (1904), Nikolai Chernykh (1931), Aleksandr Mikhailovich of Tver (1301), Ivan Sechenov (1829), and Viktor Tikhonov (1930). After him are Wilhelm Voigt (1849), Nikolai Kardashev (1932), Alexander Dargomyzhsky (1813), Zinaida Portnova (1926), Vasily Bartold (1869), and Korney Chukovsky (1882).


Among psychologists born in Russia, Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay ranks 6Before him are Sabina Spielrein (1885), Alexander Luria (1902), Vladimir Bekhterev (1857), Aleksei N. Leontiev (1903), and Urie Bronfenbrenner (1917). After him are Victor Skumin (1948).