Otto Wilhelm Hermann von Abich

1806 - 1886

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Otto Wilhelm Hermann Abich (11 December 1806 – 1 July 1886) was a German mineralogist and geologist who was among the first to conduct scientific studies in the Caucasus region and has been called the Father of Caucasian Geology. He worked briefly at the University of Dorpat and then travelled as part of the Corps of Mining Engineers of the Russian Empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Otto Wilhelm Hermann von Abich has received more than 23,788 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Otto Wilhelm Hermann von Abich is the 91st most popular biologist (up from 210th in 2019), the 735th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,786th in 2019) and the 13th most popular German Biologist.

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Among biologists, Otto Wilhelm Hermann von Abich ranks 91 out of 1,097Before him are Werner Arber, Stanley B. Prusiner, Ralph M. Steinman, Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Erasmus Darwin, and Aaron Ciechanover. After him are Philip Sclater, Hermann Joseph Muller, John B. Calhoun, Gabriele Falloppio, Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin, and Günter Blobel.

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Among people born in 1806, Otto Wilhelm Hermann von Abich ranks 9Before him are Augustus De Morgan, Benito Juárez, Catherine Labouré, Emilia Plater, Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies, and Alexander Karađorđević, Prince of Serbia. After him are Omar Pasha, William Webb Ellis, Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller, and Charles Gleyre. Among people deceased in 1886, Otto Wilhelm Hermann von Abich ranks 9Before him are Ludwig II of Bavaria, Leopold von Ranke, Emily Dickinson, Chester A. Arthur, John Deere, and Amilcare Ponchielli. After him are Alexander Ostrovsky, Ilya Ulyanov, Pierre-Jules Hetzel, Alexander Butlerov, Lydia Koidula, and Karl von Piloty.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Otto Wilhelm Hermann von Abich ranks 735 out of 7,253Before him are Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern (1715), Max Beckmann (1884), Johann Franz Encke (1791), Wilhelm Liebknecht (1826), Peter Parler (1330), and Otto III, Duke of Bavaria (1261). After him are Franz Stuck (1863), Gudrun Burwitz (1929), Harald Schumacher (1954), Georg von Frundsberg (1473), John William Friso, Prince of Orange (1687), and Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1750).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Germany

Among biologists born in Germany, Otto Wilhelm Hermann von Abich ranks 13Before him are Harald zur Hausen (1936), Hans Spemann (1869), Peter Simon Pallas (1741), August Weismann (1834), Ernst Mayr (1904), and Bernard Katz (1911). After him are Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard (1942), Johann Friedrich Gmelin (1748), Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg (1795), August Grisebach (1814), Erwin Neher (1944), and Bert Sakmann (1942).