Peter Forsskål

1732 - 1763

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Peter Forsskål, sometimes spelled Pehr Forsskål, Peter Forskaol, Petrus Forskål or Pehr Forsskåhl (11 January 1732 – 11 July 1763) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish explorer, orientalist, naturalist, and an apostle of Carl Linnaeus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Forsskål has received more than 61,604 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Peter Forsskål is the 297th most popular biologist (up from 300th in 2019), the 86th most popular biography from Finland (down from 83rd in 2019) and the most popular Finnish Biologist.

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Among biologists, Peter Forsskål ranks 297 out of 844Before him are Anders Sparrman, John Stevens Henslow, François-Alphonse Forel, Pierre Edmond Boissier, Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart, and Thomas Cavalier-Smith. After him are Antonio José Cavanilles, W. D. Hamilton, Frédéric Cuvier, Eugenius Warming, Félix d'Herelle, and Conrad Moench.

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Among people born in 1732, Peter Forsskål ranks 21Before him are John Dickinson, Warren Hastings, Jeanne Julie Éléonore de Lespinasse, Hieronymus von Colloredo, Nevil Maskelyne, and Joseph von Sonnenfels. After him are Joseph Gaertner, František Brixi, Johan Peter Falk, Frederick North, Lord North, José Celestino Mutis, and Richard Henry Lee. Among people deceased in 1763, Peter Forsskål ranks 7Before him are Augustus III of Poland, Pierre de Marivaux, Princess Isabella of Parma, Antoine François Prévost, Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony, and Cao Xueqin. After him are Gottfried Heinrich Bach, Prince Georg Ludwig of Holstein-Gottorp, Giovanni Benedetto Platti, Marco Foscarini, Karl August, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, and Anton Ulrich, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen.

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In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Peter Forsskål ranks 86 out of 509Before him are Renny Harlin (1959), Tapio Wirkkala (1915), Edvard Westermarck (1862), Alexander Mozhaysky (1825), Matti Järvinen (1909), and Juha Kankkunen (1959). After him are Nils-Aslak Valkeapää (1943), Yrjö Väisälä (1891), Albin Stenroos (1889), Väinö Tanner (1881), Juhani Aho (1861), and Fredrika Bremer (1801).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Finland

Among biologists born in Finland, Peter Forsskål ranks 1After him are Alexander von Nordmann (1803), Petter Adolf Karsten (1834), and Christian von Steven (1781).