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Pehr Kalm

1716 - 1779

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Pehr Kalm (6 March 1716 – 16 November 1779), also known as Peter Kalm, was a Finnish explorer, botanist, naturalist, and agricultural economist. He was one of the most important apostles of Carl Linnaeus. In 1747, he was commissioned by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to travel to the North American colonies in order to bring back seeds and plants that might be useful to agriculture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pehr Kalm has received more than 69,059 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Pehr Kalm is the 346th most popular biologist (up from 410th in 2019), the 379th most popular biography from Sweden and the 13th most popular Swedish Biologist.

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Among biologists, Pehr Kalm ranks 346 out of 841Before him are Odoardo Beccari, Johann Friedrich von Eschscholtz, John Maynard Smith, Paul Nurse, John Ellis, and Nicolaas Laurens Burman. After him are Guillaume-Antoine Olivier, William Hudson, Luther Burbank, Princess Therese of Bavaria, Oldfield Thomas, and Conrad Moench.

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Among people born in 1716, Pehr Kalm ranks 11Before him are Louise Diane d'Orléans, Princess Philippine Charlotte of Prussia, Joseph-Marie Vien, Thomas Gray, Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, and Antonio de Ulloa. After him are Yuan Mei, Giovanni Battista Beccaria, Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton, Otto von Münchhausen, Carl Fredrik Adelcrantz, and Capability Brown. Among people deceased in 1779, Pehr Kalm ranks 13Before him are John Kay, Casimir Pulaski, David Garrick, Tommaso Traetta, William Boyce, and Louis de Jaucourt. After him are Alessandro Albani, Mohammad Ali Khan Zand, Claude Bourgelat, Johannes Burman, and Abol-Fath Khan Zand.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Pehr Kalm ranks 379 out of 1,612Before him are Per Oscarsson (1927), Marianne Fredriksson (1927), Malena Ernman (1970), Göran Wahlenberg (1780), Sofia Helin (1972), and Slim Borgudd (1946). After him are William Chambers (1723), Lars Hörmander (1931), Gustav Cassel (1866), Carl Jonas Love Almqvist (1793), Kalle Svensson (1925), and Victoria Benedictsson (1850).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Sweden

Among biologists born in Sweden, Pehr Kalm ranks 13Before him are Carl Linnaeus the Younger (1741), Adam Afzelius (1750), Erik Acharius (1757), Eva Ekeblad (1724), Anders Sparrman (1748), and Göran Wahlenberg (1780). After him are Daniel Solander (1733), Anders Dahl (1751), Olof Swartz (1760), Peter Artedi (1705), Svante Pääbo (1955), and Elisabeth Christina von Linné (1743).