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 209,237 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 54 in 2019). Peter Simon Pallas is the 48th most popular biologist (down from 38th in 2019), the 538th most popular biography from Germany (down from 447th in 2019) and the 9th most popular 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 48 out of 841Before him are Nikolaas Tinbergen, René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, August Weismann, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, Karl Ernst von Baer, and Hans Spemann. After him are Nikolai Vavilov, Hugo de Vries, Vladimir Vernadsky, Adelbert von Chamisso, Jean-Henri Fabre, and François Jacob.

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Among people born in 1741, Peter Simon Pallas ranks 4Before him are Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, Henry Fuseli, and Angelica Kauffman. After him are Princess Isabella of Parma, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, Emperor Momozono, Johann Kaspar Lavater, Jean-Antoine Houdon, Nicolas Chamfort, and André Grétry. 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, Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos, Ignacio Allende, Nevil Maskelyne, Marie-Joseph Chénier, and Christoph Friedrich Nicolai.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Peter Simon Pallas ranks 538 out of 6,142Before him are Hans Spemann (1869), Hasso von Manteuffel (1897), Lothair II, Holy Roman Emperor (1075), Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742), Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg (1655), and Horst Wessel (1907). After him are Willy Messerschmitt (1898), Ananda Mahidol (1925), Hans Baldung (1484), Karl Schwarzschild (1873), Albert the Bear (1100), and Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner (1780).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Germany

Among biologists born in Germany, Peter Simon Pallas ranks 9Before him are Theodor Schwann (1810), Harald zur Hausen (1936), Albrecht Kossel (1853), August Weismann (1834), Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804), and Hans Spemann (1869). After him are Ernst Mayr (1904), Bernard Katz (1911), Julius Richard Petri (1852), Georg Wilhelm Steller (1709), Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber (1739), and Walther Flemming (1843).