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Robert Whittaker

1920 - 1980

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Robert Harding Whittaker (December 27, 1920 – October 20, 1980) was an American plant ecologist, active in the 1950s to the 1970s. He was the first to propose the five kingdom taxonomic classification of the world's biota into the Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Protista, and Monera in 1969. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Whittaker has received more than 302,122 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Robert Whittaker is the 142nd most popular biologist (down from 130th in 2019), the 1,442nd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,382nd in 2019) and the 25th most popular American Biologist.

He is a mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is currently the UFC's interim middleweight champion.

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Among biologists, Robert Whittaker ranks 142 out of 841Before him are Georg Forster, Emmanuelle Charpentier, Charles Bonnet, Gerald Edelman, Wilhelm Johannsen, and Daniel Nathans. After him are Desmond Morris, Charles Scott Sherrington, Susumu Tonegawa, Theodor Escherich, John James Audubon, and Mario Capecchi.

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Among people born in 1920, Robert Whittaker ranks 68Before him are John Harsanyi, George Armitage Miller, Kim Yong-ju, Maureen O'Hara, César Rodríguez Álvarez, and Arthur Hailey. After him are Tom of Finland, Yoshiko Yamaguchi, Dorothea Binz, Setsuko Hara, Mario Beccaria, and Mario Benedetti. Among people deceased in 1980, Robert Whittaker ranks 51Before him are Ludwig Guttmann, Lewis Milestone, Kim Jae-gyu, John Hasbrouck Van Vleck, Gustav Wagner, and Walter Dornberger. After him are Mario Bava, Fabian von Schlabrendorff, Ian Curtis, V. V. Giri, Stanisława Walasiewicz, and Philipp, Landgrave of Hesse.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Whittaker ranks 1,442 out of 18,182Before him are Helen Hunt (1963), Tom Skerritt (1933), Daniel Nathans (1928), Richard Kuklinski (1935), Mariah Carey (1969), and Dorothy Vaughan (1910). After him are Tyrone Power (1914), Allen Dulles (1893), Joseph Cotten (1905), Debbie Harry (1945), Ethan Allen (1738), and Eric Roberts (1956).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Robert Whittaker ranks 25Before him are Carl Woese (1928), Joshua Lederberg (1925), Hamilton O. Smith (1931), Nettie Stevens (1861), Gerald Edelman (1929), and Daniel Nathans (1928). After him are J. Michael Bishop (1936), Paul Greengard (1925), Temple Grandin (1947), Wilbur Scoville (1865), Stephen Jay Gould (1941), and Edward Tatum (1909).