Thomas Henry Huxley

1825 - 1895

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Thomas Henry Huxley (4 May 1825 – 29 June 1895) was an English biologist and anthropologist who specialized in comparative anatomy. He has become known as "Darwin's Bulldog" for his advocacy of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. The stories regarding Huxley's famous 1860 Oxford evolution debate with Samuel Wilberforce were a key moment in the wider acceptance of evolution and in his own career, although some historians think that the surviving story of the debate is a later fabrication. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Henry Huxley has received more than 1,684,611 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Thomas Henry Huxley is the 17th most popular biologist (up from 21st in 2019), the 188th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 228th in 2019) and the 6th most popular British Biologist.

Thomas Henry Huxley is most famous for his work as a biologist and a supporter of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.

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Among biologists, Thomas Henry Huxley ranks 17 out of 1,097Before him are Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, Karl Landsteiner, Alfred Russel Wallace, Francis Crick, and Thomas Hunt Morgan. After him are Élie Metchnikoff, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, Luc Montagnier, Robert Brown, Richard Dawkins, and Maria Sibylla Merian.

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Among people born in 1825, Thomas Henry Huxley ranks 4Before him are Johann Strauss II, Pedro II of Brazil, and William-Adolphe Bouguereau. After him are Ferdinand Lassalle, Jean-Martin Charcot, Johann Jakob Balmer, Charles Garnier, Paul Kruger, Emil Erlenmeyer, Marie of Prussia, and Dadabhai Naoroji. Among people deceased in 1895, Thomas Henry Huxley ranks 5Before him are Louis Pasteur, Friedrich Engels, Alexandre Dumas fils, and Berthe Morisot. After him are Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Empress Myeongseong, Isma'il Pasha, Julius Lothar Meyer, José Martí, Adam Opel, and Friedrich Miescher.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Henry Huxley ranks 188 out of 8,785Before him are Elizabeth of York (1466), Henry III of England (1207), Geoffrey Chaucer (1343), Peter O'Toole (1932), Robert the Bruce (1274), and Tony Blair (1953). After him are Saint Ursula (400), Jason Statham (1967), Arthur Henderson (1863), Ken Loach (1936), Pete Townshend (1945), and Arnold J. Toynbee (1889).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Thomas Henry Huxley ranks 6Before him are Charles Darwin (1809), Alexander Fleming (1881), Rosalind Franklin (1920), Alfred Russel Wallace (1823), and Francis Crick (1916). After him are Robert Brown (1773), Christian de Duve (1917), Richard Owen (1804), John Edward Gray (1800), Robert Edwards (1925), and Philip Miller (1691).