Patrick Geddes

1854 - 1932

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Sir Patrick Geddes (2 October 1854 – 17 April 1932) was a Scottish biologist, sociologist, Comtean positivist, geographer, philanthropist and pioneering town planner. He is known for his innovative thinking in the fields of urban planning and sociology. Following the philosophies of Auguste Comte and Frederic LePlay, he introduced the concept of "region" to architecture and planning and coined the term "conurbation". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Patrick Geddes has received more than 316,602 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Patrick Geddes is the 249th most popular biologist (up from 291st in 2019), the 1,528th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,613th in 2019) and the 39th most popular British Biologist.

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Among biologists, Patrick Geddes ranks 249 out of 844Before him are Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von Crantz, Christen C. Raunkiær, Craig Venter, Pierre Belon, Gregory Goodwin Pincus, and Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius. After him are Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini, James Edward Smith, Karl Möbius, Lorenz Oken, René Louiche Desfontaines, and Charles Chamberland.

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Among people born in 1854, Patrick Geddes ranks 41Before him are Ruth Belville, Jean-Marie Guyau, Hubert Lyautey, Grand Duchess Vera Konstantinovna of Russia, Lady Randolph Churchill, and Hermann Kövess von Kövessháza. After him are Zhang Xun, Friedrich Alfred Krupp, John Kemp Starley, Aletta Jacobs, Viktor Dankl von Krasnik, and Sergei Korsakoff. Among people deceased in 1932, Patrick Geddes ranks 44Before him are Ovide Decroly, Tomáš Baťa, Johannes Schober, King C. Gillette, Louis Anquetin, and Peg Entwistle. After him are Ivar Kreuger, Kenneth Grahame, Emil Orlík, Paul Neumann, Reginald Fessenden, and René-Louis Baire.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Patrick Geddes ranks 1,528 out of 6,924Before him are Peter Lawford (1923), Richard Aldington (1892), Matthew Boulton (1728), Andrew Bertie (1929), George Grenville (1712), and Jason Isaacs (1963). After him are Charles Frederick Worth (1825), Henry Campbell-Bannerman (1836), Robert Morrison (1782), Hugh Fraser (1945), Sid Watkins (1928), and John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset (1404).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Patrick Geddes ranks 39Before him are John Lindley (1799), Thomas Browne (1605), John Boyd Orr (1880), John Gould (1804), Arthur Tansley (1871), and Rupert Sheldrake (1942). After him are James Edward Smith (1759), Ian Wilmut (1944), John Stevens Henslow (1796), Thomas Cavalier-Smith (1942), Edward Daniel Clarke (1769), and William Aiton (1731).