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Othniel Charles Marsh

1831 - 1899

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Othniel Charles Marsh (October 29, 1831 – March 18, 1899) was an American professor of paleontology at Yale College and president of the National Academy of Sciences. He was one of the preeminent scientists in the field of paleontology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Othniel Charles Marsh has received more than 354,821 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Othniel Charles Marsh is the 26th most popular archaeologist (down from 24th in 2019), the 2,056th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,108th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Archaeologist.

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Among archaeologists, Othniel Charles Marsh ranks 26 out of 104Before him are Louis Agassiz, Leo Frobenius, Bogdan Filov, Alcide d'Orbigny, Paul Pelliot, and Leonard Woolley. After him are Robert Ballard, Ami Boué, Wilhelm Dörpfeld, George Gaylord Simpson, André Leroi-Gourhan, and John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury.

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Among people born in 1831, Othniel Charles Marsh ranks 29Before him are Maximilian Anton, Hereditary Prince of Thurn and Taxis, Victorien Sardou, Ilya Ulyanov, Isabella Bird, Constantin Meunier, and Anna Leonowens. After him are Paul Durand-Ruel, Nikolai Ge, Peter Nicolai Arbo, Nadezhda von Meck, George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, and Frederick I, Duke of Anhalt. Among people deceased in 1899, Othniel Charles Marsh ranks 18Before him are Giovanni Segantini, Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione, Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, Nubar Pasha, Alfred, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Ludwig Büchner. After him are Edward Frankland, Geert Adriaans Boomgaard, Abdallahi ibn Muhammad, Katsu Kaishū, Charles Friedel, and Emilio Castelar.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Othniel Charles Marsh ranks 2,056 out of 18,182Before him are Jean Arthur (1900), John Frankenheimer (1930), David Berkowitz (1953), Mary Anderson (1862), Jack Kemp (1935), and Fred Rogers (1928). After him are P. G. T. Beauregard (1818), Walter Lantz (1899), Gabe Newell (1962), Brendan Fraser (1968), Joey Ramone (1951), and Jack Nicklaus (1940).

Among ARCHAEOLOGISTS In United States

Among archaeologists born in United States, Othniel Charles Marsh ranks 2Before him are Edward Drinker Cope (1840). After him are Robert Ballard (1942), George Gaylord Simpson (1902), James Henry Breasted (1865), Edward Robinson (1794), Donald Johanson (1943), Sylvanus Morley (1883), Lewis Binford (1932), Michael D. Coe (1929), Carl Blegen (1887), and Robert John Braidwood (1907).