Robert Ridgway

1850 - 1929

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Robert Ridgway (July 2, 1850 – March 25, 1929) was an American ornithologist specializing in systematics. He was appointed in 1880 by Spencer Fullerton Baird, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, to be the first full-time curator of birds at the United States National Museum, a title he held until his death. In 1883, he helped found the American Ornithologists' Union, where he served as officer and journal editor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Ridgway has received more than 62,702 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Robert Ridgway is the 784th most popular biologist (down from 659th in 2019), the 8,706th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,407th in 2019) and the 114th most popular American Biologist.

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Among biologists, Robert Ridgway ranks 784 out of 844Before him are Francis Walker, Archibald Menzies, George Montagu, William Beebe, William Kirby, and C. B. van Niel. After him are Peter Ascanius, Alexander Alfonsovich Grossheim, William Bartram, Elizabeth Gertrude Britton, Mark Catesby, and John Claudius Loudon.

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Among people born in 1850, Robert Ridgway ranks 82Before him are Guerra Junqueiro, Zdenko Hans Skraup, Emma Abbott, Jørgen Pedersen Gram, Franciszek Rychnowski, and Constantin Henriquez. After him are Daniel Chester French, Henry Cabot Lodge, and Lawrence Hargrave. Among people deceased in 1929, Robert Ridgway ranks 114Before him are Birger Sjöberg, Daniel Barringer, Joseph Smit, Juan Antonio Escurra, Franciszek Rychnowski, and Ödön Tersztyánszky. After him is Norman Pritchard.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Ridgway ranks 8,706 out of 15,968Before him are Rasheed Wallace (1974), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (1973), Jonathan Richman (1951), Susan Anspach (1942), Dan Dailey (1915), and Jane Krakowski (1968). After him are Gerald Carr (1932), Rikishi (1965), Kendrick Lamar (1987), Yancy Butler (1970), Curtis Fuller (1934), and Sonny Perdue (1946).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Robert Ridgway ranks 114Before him are Mary Katharine Brandegee (1844), John Lawrence LeConte (1825), Norman I. Platnick (1951), Frank Chapman (1864), Charles Sibley (1917), and William Beebe (1877). After him are William Bartram (1739), Elizabeth Gertrude Britton (1858), Robert Weinberg (1942), Charles Wallace Richmond (1868), Elliott Coues (1842), and Charles B. Cory (1857).