Pierre Belon

1517 - 1564

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Pierre Belon (1517–1564) was a French traveler, naturalist, writer and diplomat. Like many others of the Renaissance period, he studied and wrote on a range of topics including ichthyology, ornithology, botany, comparative anatomy, architecture and Egyptology. He is sometimes known as Pierre Belon du Mans, or, in the Latin in which his works appeared, as Petrus Bellonius Cenomanus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pierre Belon has received more than 55,885 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Pierre Belon is the 246th most popular biologist (down from 237th in 2019), the 2,130th most popular biography from France (down from 1,955th in 2019) and the 34th most popular French Biologist.

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Among biologists, Pierre Belon ranks 246 out of 844Before him are Johann Baptist von Spix, Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel, Wilbur Scoville, Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von Crantz, Christen C. Raunkiær, and Craig Venter. After him are Gregory Goodwin Pincus, Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, Patrick Geddes, Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini, James Edward Smith, and Karl Möbius.

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Among people born in 1517, Pierre Belon ranks 9Before him are Emperor Ōgimachi, Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, Francis I, Duke of Lorraine, Li Shizhen, Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk, and Rembert Dodoens. After him is Jacques Pelletier du Mans. Among people deceased in 1564, Pierre Belon ranks 5Before him are Michelangelo, John Calvin, Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, and Andreas Vesalius. After him are Charles Estienne, Maurice Scève, Giovanni da Udine, and Theodore Bibliander.

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In France

Among people born in France, Pierre Belon ranks 2,130 out of 5,234Before him are Eugène Carrière (1849), Aimable Pélissier (1794), Anne Golon (1921), Gilbert de la Porrée (1070), Félix Gouin (1884), and Gustave Boulanger (1824). After him are Paul Andreu (1938), Bonne of Artois (1396), Joseph Monier (1823), Françoise Madeleine d'Orléans (1648), Robert de Clari (1170), and Henri Gouraud (1867).

Among BIOLOGISTS In France

Among biologists born in France, Pierre Belon ranks 34Before him are Jérôme Lejeune (1926), Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot (1748), Johann Hermann (1738), Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1805), René Lesson (1794), and Alphonse Pyramus de Candolle (1806). After him are René Louiche Desfontaines (1750), Charles Chamberland (1851), Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest (1784), Josif Pančić (1814), Charles Plumier (1646), and Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart (1801).