Norman I. Platnick

1951 - 2020

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Norman Ira Platnick (December 30, 1951 – April 8, 2020) was an American biological systematist and arachnologist. At the time of his death, he was a professor emeritus of the Richard Gilder Graduate School and Peter J. Solomon Family Curator Emeritus of the invertebrate zoology department of the American Museum of Natural History. A 1973 Ph.D. recipient at Harvard University, Platnick described over 1,800 species of spiders from around the world, making him the second most prolific spider taxonomist in history, behind only Eugène Simon. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Norman I. Platnick has received more than 36,207 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Norman I. Platnick is the 904th most popular biologist (down from 768th in 2019), the 10,944th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,844th in 2019) and the 142nd most popular Biologist.

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Among biologists, Norman I. Platnick ranks 904 out of 841Before him are Frederic Moore, Jon E. Ahlquist, John Bartram, Jessica Meir, Wim Crusio, and Anthony R. Hunter. After him are Peter Piot, Stanislas Dehaene, Francis Maitland Balfour, Eugenie Clark, Paul Sereno, and Gaetano Savi.

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Among people born in 1951, Norman I. Platnick ranks 526Before him are Žarko Varajić, Cheikh Hadjibou Soumaré, Fred Schneider, Larry Black, Julian Lloyd Webber, and Bob Black. After him are Al Franken, Françoise Nyssen, Jay Inslee, John Glascock, Ahmed Tidiane Souaré, and Lalla Ward. Among people deceased in 2020, Norman I. Platnick ranks 644Before him are Ben Jipcho, Timothy Ray Brown, James Lipton, Rupert Hine, Charles Wuorinen, and James Flynn. After him are Ann Reinking, Stephen Tataw, Rita Sargsyan, Charley Pride, Bob Kulick, and Blagoja Georgievski.

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Among people born in United States, Norman I. Platnick ranks 10,944 out of 18,182Before him are Jennifer Taylor (1972), Lili Reinhart (1996), Tate Taylor (1969), Laura Ziskin (1950), Jack Ragland (1913), and Nicole Ari Parker (1970). After him are Bill Fagerbakke (1957), Cory Booker (1969), George Nelson (1950), Andy Dick (1965), Marie Wilson (1916), and Brook Benton (1931).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Norman I. Platnick ranks 142Before him are Maxine Singer (1931), Alice Catherine Evans (1881), William Murrill (1869), Bruce C. Murray (1931), John Bartram (1699), and Jessica Meir (1977). After him are Eugenie Clark (1922), Paul Sereno (1957), Elliott Coues (1842), Charles Murray (1943), Ben Barres (1954), and Amos Eaton (1776).