Ray Lankester

1847 - 1929

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Sir Edwin Ray Lankester (15 May 1847 – 13 August 1929) was a British zoologist.An invertebrate zoologist and evolutionary biologist, he held chairs at University College London and Oxford University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ray Lankester has received more than 75,394 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Ray Lankester is the 697th most popular biologist (down from 607th in 2019), the 3,458th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,993rd in 2019) and the 108th most popular British Biologist.

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Among biologists, Ray Lankester ranks 697 out of 844Before him are Thomas Campbell Eyton, Richard Spruce, Rolf Singer, Johan August Wahlberg, Karl Alfred von Zittel, and Gilbert Thomas Burnett. After him are Erwin Stresemann, James P. Allison, Amalie Dietrich, Tomitaro Makino, Carl Meissner, and George C. Williams.

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Among people born in 1847, Ray Lankester ranks 73Before him are Emil Holub, Eduardo López de Romaña, Sveinbjörn Sveinbjörnsson, Eliška Krásnohorská, Cesare Arzelà, and Lipót Schulhof. After him are Otto Blehr, Vilma Hugonnai, Wilhelm Killing, Albert Pinkham Ryder, Anton Reichenow, and Dimitar Grekov. Among people deceased in 1929, Ray Lankester ranks 101Before him are Emilie Snethlage, Jozef Murgaš, Manuel Díaz, Wilfred Baddeley, Karel van de Woestijne, and Edward Carpenter. After him are Ted Wilde, Julian Fałat, Antoni Lange, Jean-Baptiste Mimiague, Burton Downing, and Jeanne Eagels.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ray Lankester ranks 3,458 out of 6,924Before him are Gilbert Thomas Burnett (1800), Lee Kerslake (1947), Burt Kwouk (1930), Gemma Arterton (1986), Alun Armstrong (1946), and Catherine Bell (1968). After him are Hayley Atwell (1982), John Marshall (1876), Nicholas Ridley (1500), William McGregor (1846), Benjamin Glazer (1887), and Jamie Bell (1986).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Ray Lankester ranks 108Before him are Osbert Salvin (1835), Charles Walter De Vis (1829), Henry Nicholas Ridley (1855), Thomas Nuttall (1786), Thomas Campbell Eyton (1809), and Gilbert Thomas Burnett (1800). After him are Arthur Gardiner Butler (1844), James Sowerby (1757), Paul Nurse (1949), Maxwell T. Masters (1833), Edward Newton (1832), and Hugh Edwin Strickland (1811).