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Thomas Browne

1605 - 1682

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Sir Thomas Browne (; 19 October 1605 – 19 October 1682) was an English polymath and author of varied works which reveal his wide learning in diverse fields including science and medicine, religion and the esoteric. His writings display a deep curiosity towards the natural world, influenced by the scientific revolution of Baconian enquiry and are permeated by references to Classical and Biblical sources as well as the idiosyncrasies of his own personality. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Browne has received more than 678,376 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Thomas Browne is the 206th most popular biologist (down from 203rd in 2019), the 1,375th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,273rd in 2019) and the 31st most popular British Biologist.

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Among biologists, Thomas Browne ranks 206 out of 841Before him are Adam Afzelius, David Baltimore, Otto Wilhelm Hermann von Abich, Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann, Georges J. F. Köhler, and Willi Hennig. After him are Pierre Belon, Michael Rosbash, Bernard Germain de Lacépède, Michael W. Young, Erik Acharius, and Carl Ludwig Willdenow.

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Among people born in 1605, Thomas Browne ranks 13Before him are Giacomo Carissimi, Adriaen Brouwer, Ayşe Sultan, Marie de Bourbon, Duchess of Montpensier, Semyon Dezhnev, and George II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt. After him are Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, Simon Dach, Zhu Yuyue, Antonio Bertali, Ismaël Bullialdus, and Brynjólfur Sveinsson. Among people deceased in 1682, Thomas Browne ranks 12Before him are Jacob van Ruisdael, Johann Joachim Becher, Jacob Kettler, Alessandro Stradella, Avvakum, and Baldassare Longhena. After him are Jean Picard, Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Gu Yanwu, Heo Mok, and Yohannes I.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Browne ranks 1,375 out of 7,765Before him are Edward Lear (1812), Dennis Nilsen (1945), Malcolm Lowry (1909), Thomas Sydenham (1624), Frank Lampard (1978), and Neville Marriner (1924). After him are Anthony Daniels (1946), Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone (1883), Robert Pattinson (1986), Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (1770), Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837), and Martin Gore (1961).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Thomas Browne ranks 31Before him are Michael Houghton (1949), J. B. S. Haldane (1892), Joseph Banks (1743), Charles Bell (1774), Henry Walter Bates (1825), and John Boyd Orr (1880). After him are John Lindley (1799), Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817), George Shaw (1751), Rupert Sheldrake (1942), James Edward Smith (1759), and June Almeida (1930).