Peter Simon Pallas

1741 - 1811

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Peter Simon Pallas FRS FRSE (22 September 1741 – 8 September 1811) was a Prussian zoologist and botanist who worked in Russia (1767–1810). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Simon Pallas has received more than 182,312 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Peter Simon Pallas is the 38th most popular biologist (down from 37th in 2019), the 447th most popular biography from Germany (down from 430th in 2019) and the 3rd 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 38 out of 844Before him are Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, Jules Bordet, Karl Ernst von Baer, Barbara McClintock, Nikolaas Tinbergen, and Richard Owen. After him are August Weismann, Ada Yonath, Harald zur Hausen, Jean-Henri Fabre, René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, and Adelbert von Chamisso.

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Among people born in 1741, Peter Simon Pallas ranks 5Before him are Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, Henry Fuseli, Angelica Kauffman, and Princess Isabella of Parma. After him are Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Johann Kaspar Lavater, Jean-Antoine Houdon, André Grétry, Nicolas Chamfort, and Carl Linnaeus the Younger. Among people deceased in 1811, Peter Simon Pallas ranks 3Before him are Louis Antoine de Bougainville and Heinrich von Kleist. After him are Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden, Dositej Obradović, Jean Chalgrin, Nevil Maskelyne, Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos, Ignacio Allende, Marie-Joseph Chénier, and Christoph Friedrich Nicolai.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Peter Simon Pallas ranks 447 out of 5,289Before him are Ernst Bloch (1885), Josef Kramer (1906), Adam Opel (1837), Wilhelm Furtwängler (1886), Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria (1662), and Werner von Fritsch (1880). After him are Kurt Georg Kiesinger (1904), Oskar Dirlewanger (1895), Richard Willstätter (1872), August Weismann (1834), Horst Wessel (1907), and Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (1573).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Germany

Among biologists born in Germany, Peter Simon Pallas ranks 3Before him are Ernst Haeckel (1834) and Maria Sibylla Merian (1647). After him are August Weismann (1834), Harald zur Hausen (1936), Theodor Schwann (1810), Hans Spemann (1869), Albrecht Kossel (1853), Ernst Mayr (1904), Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804), Johann Friedrich Gmelin (1748), and Julius Richard Petri (1852).