Peter Simon Pallas

1741 - 1811

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Peter Simon Pallas FRS FRSE (22 September 1741 – 8 September 1811) was a Prussian zoologist, botanist, ethnographer, explorer, geographer, geologist, natural historian, and taxonomist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Simon Pallas has received more than 285,122 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Peter Simon Pallas is the 46th most popular biologist (up from 50th in 2019), the 524th most popular biography from Germany (up from 538th in 2019) and the 9th most popular German Biologist.

Pallas was a German naturalist who traveled to Russia in 1766 to study the flora and fauna. He is most famous for his discovery of the Amur Leopard, which he found in the Russian Far East.

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Among biologists, Peter Simon Pallas ranks 46 out of 1,097Before him are Lazzaro Spallanzani, Vladimir Vernadsky, Karl Ernst von Baer, Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Christian de Duve, and Hans Spemann. After him are Richard Owen, Jan Evangelista Purkyně, René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, Roger Guillemin, Hugo Theorell, and Albert Claude.

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Among people born in 1741, Peter Simon Pallas ranks 6Before him are Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, Princess Isabella of Parma, Angelica Kauffman, Henry Fuseli, and Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. After him are Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, Andrea Luchesi, Benedict Arnold, Jean-Antoine Houdon, André Grétry, and Johann Kaspar Lavater. Among people deceased in 1811, Peter Simon Pallas ranks 2Before him is Heinrich von Kleist. After him are Louis Antoine de Bougainville, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden, Dositej Obradović, Jean Chalgrin, Eliza Poe, Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos, Ignacio Allende, William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire, and Nevil Maskelyne.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Peter Simon Pallas ranks 524 out of 7,253Before him are Erhard Milch (1892), Wassily Leontief (1906), Hans Spemann (1869), Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604), Albert, Duke of Prussia (1490), and F. W. Murnau (1888). After him are Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742), Frederick Trump (1869), Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1858), Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1860), Paul Breitner (1951), and Dieter Bohlen (1954).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Germany

Among biologists born in Germany, Peter Simon Pallas ranks 9Before him are Katherine Oppenheimer (1910), Theodor Schwann (1810), Albrecht Kossel (1853), Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804), Harald zur Hausen (1936), and Hans Spemann (1869). After him are August Weismann (1834), Ernst Mayr (1904), Bernard Katz (1911), Otto Wilhelm Hermann von Abich (1806), Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard (1942), and Johann Friedrich Gmelin (1748).