Philibert Commerson

1727 - 1773

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Philibert Commerson (French: [filibɛʁ kɔmɛʁsɔ̃]; 18 November 1727 – 14 March 1773), sometimes spelled Commerçon by contemporaries, was a French naturalist, best known for accompanying Louis Antoine de Bougainville on his voyage of circumnavigation in 1766–1769. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philibert Commerson has received more than 37,009 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Philibert Commerson is the 158th most popular biologist, the 1,518th most popular biography from France and the 24th most popular French Biologist.

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Among biologists, Philibert Commerson ranks 158 out of 844Before him are Jakob von Uexküll, Salvador Luria, Hans Driesch, Elias Magnus Fries, Renato Dulbecco, and Erik Pontoppidan. After him are Charles Bell, Albert von Kölliker, George Robert Gray, Erwin Neher, David Baltimore, and Martin Evans.

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Among people born in 1727, Philibert Commerson ranks 10Before him are Jean-Georges Noverre, Maximilian III Joseph, Elector of Bavaria, Henriette of France, Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Michel Adanson, and Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo. After him are Ercole III d'Este, Duke of Modena, Luis of Spain, Count of Chinchón, Étienne Charles de Loménie de Brienne, Tommaso Traetta, Pasquale Anfossi, and Johann Gottlieb Goldberg. Among people deceased in 1773, Philibert Commerson ranks 4Before him are Mustafa III, Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia, and Johann Joachim Quantz. After him are Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Anton Janša, Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, Luigi Vanvitelli, Paisius of Hilendar, Johan Ernst Gunnerus, Stanisław Konarski, and Alexis Piron.

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In France

Among people born in France, Philibert Commerson ranks 1,518 out of 5,234Before him are Charles, Duke of Lower Lorraine (953), Antoine de Montchrestien (1575), Alain de Benoist (1943), Joscelin I, Count of Edessa (1072), Constance of Arles (974), and Jean Chardin (1643). After him are Samy Naceri (1961), Fabien Barthez (1971), Henry I, Count of Champagne (1127), Abbé Pierre (1912), Eva Green (1980), and Alain Poher (1909).

Among BIOLOGISTS In France

Among biologists born in France, Philibert Commerson ranks 24Before him are Aimé Bonpland (1773), Antoine-Augustin Parmentier (1737), Armand David (1826), Michel Adanson (1727), Roger Guillemin (1924), and Bernard Germain de Lacépède (1756). After him are Mathurin Jacques Brisson (1723), Antoine Béchamp (1816), Henri Marie Ducrotay de Blainville (1777), Jérôme Lejeune (1926), Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot (1748), and Johann Hermann (1738).