Pierre Edmond Boissier

1810 - 1885

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Pierre Edmond Boissier (25 May 1810 Geneva – 25 September 1885 Valeyres-sous-Rances) was a Swiss prominent botanist, explorer and mathematician. He was the son of Jacques Boissier (1784-1857) and Caroline Butini (1786-1836), daughter of Pierre Butini (1759-1838) a well-known physician and naturalist from Geneva. With his sister, Valérie Boissier (1813-1894), he received a strict education with lessons delivered in Italian and Latin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pierre Edmond Boissier has received more than 21,704 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Pierre Edmond Boissier is the 294th most popular biologist, the 223rd most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 207th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Swiss Biologist.

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Among biologists, Pierre Edmond Boissier ranks 294 out of 844Before him are Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov, Odoardo Beccari, Heinrich Anton de Bary, Anders Sparrman, John Stevens Henslow, and François-Alphonse Forel. After him are Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart, Thomas Cavalier-Smith, Peter Forsskål, Antonio José Cavanilles, W. D. Hamilton, and Frédéric Cuvier.

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Among people born in 1810, Pierre Edmond Boissier ranks 37Before him are Margaret Fuller, Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie, Hans Christian Lumbye, Ferenc Erkel, Karel Hynek Mácha, and Christen Købke. After him are Norbert Burgmüller, Peter Andreas Munch, Wilhelm Marstrand, Ferdinand David, Julian Fontana, and Stanko Vraz. Among people deceased in 1885, Pierre Edmond Boissier ranks 30Before him are Narcís Monturiol, Gustav Nachtigal, Duke Alexander of Württemberg, Henri Milne-Edwards, George B. McClellan, and Charles Rogier. After him are Louis Riel, Franz Abt, Thomas A. Hendricks, Nikolay Danilevsky, Nikolai Severtzov, and Henri Tresca.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Pierre Edmond Boissier ranks 223 out of 749Before him are Heinz Holliger (1939), Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein (1968), Ludwig Senfl (1486), Eugène Grasset (1845), Domenico Trezzini (1670), and François-Alphonse Forel (1841). After him are Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza (1945), Robert Miles (1969), Pascal Couchepin (1942), Wilhelm Meyer-Lübke (1861), Emil Brunner (1889), and Auguste Forel (1848).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Switzerland

Among biologists born in Switzerland, Pierre Edmond Boissier ranks 11Before him are Charles Bonnet (1720), Albert von Kölliker (1817), Gaspard Bauhin (1560), Carl Nägeli (1817), Josias Braun-Blanquet (1884), and François-Alphonse Forel (1841). After him are Johann Bauhin (1541), Johann Jakob von Tschudi (1818), Johann Jakob Scheuchzer (1672), Abraham Trembley (1710), Jakob Friedrich Ehrhart (1742), and Oswald Heer (1809).