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 294,766 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Robert Whittaker is the 130th most popular biologist (down from 129th in 2019), the 1,383rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,205th in 2019) and the 17th 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 130 out of 844Before him are Johan Christian Fabricius, Elizabeth Blackburn, Georg Forster, Olaus Rudbeck, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, and Linda B. Buck. After him are Mario Capecchi, Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Theodor Escherich, Stephen Jay Gould, Michel Adanson, and J. B. S. Haldane.

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Among people born in 1920, Robert Whittaker ranks 68Before him are Setsuko Hara, Alicia Alonso, Jaan Kross, Peter D. Mitchell, Albert Barillé, and Maurice Bucaille. After him are Mario Beccaria, José López Portillo y Pacheco, Chiara Lubich, Lawrence Klein, Roberto Calvi, and Ovadia Yosef. Among people deceased in 1980, Robert Whittaker ranks 52Before him are Mae West, Ian Curtis, Stanisława Walasiewicz, John Hasbrouck Van Vleck, Walter Dornberger, and Philipp, Landgrave of Hesse. After him are Mario Bava, Raoul Walsh, Fabian von Schlabrendorff, Winifred Wagner, Kazimierz Kuratowski, and Hugh Griffith.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Whittaker ranks 1,383 out of 15,968Before him are Betty Ford (1918), Barnett Newman (1905), Aileen Wuornos (1956), Bubba Smith (1945), Mildred Harris (1901), and Joseph Franklin Rutherford (1869). After him are Herbert Blomstedt (1927), Clark L. Hull (1884), Thomas Schelling (1921), Arthur Penn (1922), Jasper Johns (1930), and Sylvia Browne (1936).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Robert Whittaker ranks 17Before him are Gerald Edelman (1929), John Franklin Enders (1897), Carl Woese (1928), E. O. Wilson (1929), Edward Tatum (1909), and Linda B. Buck (1947). After him are Stephen Jay Gould (1941), Sylvia Earle (1935), Norman Borlaug (1914), Hamilton O. Smith (1931), George Wald (1906), and Temple Grandin (1947).