Thomas Cavalier-Smith

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Thomas (Tom) Cavalier-Smith, FRS, FRSC, NERC Professorial Fellow (21 October 1942 - 19 March 2021), was a Professor of Evolutionary Biology in the Department of Zoology, at the University of Oxford. His research has led to discovery of a number of unicellular organisms (protists) and advocated for a variety of major taxonomic groups, such as the Chromista, Chromalveolata, Opisthokonta, Rhizaria, and Excavata. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Cavalier-Smith has received more than 163,852 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Thomas Cavalier-Smith is the 296th most popular biologist (up from 307th in 2019), the 1,755th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,657th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular British Biologist.

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Among biologists, Thomas Cavalier-Smith ranks 296 out of 844Before him are Heinrich Anton de Bary, Anders Sparrman, John Stevens Henslow, François-Alphonse Forel, Pierre Edmond Boissier, and Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart. After him are Peter Forsskål, Antonio José Cavanilles, W. D. Hamilton, Frédéric Cuvier, Eugenius Warming, and Félix d'Herelle.

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Among people born in 1942, Thomas Cavalier-Smith ranks 186Before him are Iolu Abil, Rose Francine Rogombé, David Stern, Chris Sarandon, Nguyễn Minh Triết, and Valeriy Brumel. After him are Daliah Lavi, Stefanie Powers, Brian Kernighan, Pascal Couchepin, Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, and Sandra Dee.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Cavalier-Smith ranks 1,755 out of 6,924Before him are John Adams (1767), Flora MacDonald (1722), John Bagot Glubb (1897), Nevil Shute (1899), John Watson (1946), and Samuel Smiles (1812). After him are Tobias Smollett (1721), Glenn Murcutt (1936), Frances de la Tour (1944), Anne Lister (1791), Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield (1859), and Trevor Howard (1913).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Thomas Cavalier-Smith ranks 43Before him are Arthur Tansley (1871), Rupert Sheldrake (1942), Patrick Geddes (1854), James Edward Smith (1759), Ian Wilmut (1944), and John Stevens Henslow (1796). After him are Edward Daniel Clarke (1769), William Aiton (1731), Nehemiah Grew (1641), George Bentham (1800), William Hudson (1730), and Robert Fortune (1812).