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Thomas Henry Huxley

1825 - 1895

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Thomas Henry Huxley (4 May 1825 – 29 June 1895) was an English biologist and anthropologist specialising 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 debate in 1860 with Samuel Wilberforce were a key moment in the wider acceptance of evolution and in his own career, although historians think that the surviving story of the debate is a later fabrication. Huxley had been planning to leave Oxford on the previous day, but, after an encounter with Robert Chambers, the author of Vestiges, he changed his mind and decided to join the debate. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Henry Huxley has received more than 1,269,617 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Thomas Henry Huxley is the 19th most popular biologist (down from 17th in 2019), the 173rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 174th 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

Among biologists, Thomas Henry Huxley ranks 19 out of 844Before him are Alfred Russel Wallace, Peter Kropotkin, Georges Cuvier, Richard Dawkins, Rosalind Franklin, and Francis Crick. After him are Thomas Hunt Morgan, Élie Metchnikoff, Trofim Lysenko, Nikolai Vavilov, Maria Sibylla Merian, and Conrad Gessner.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1825, Thomas Henry Huxley ranks 2Before him is Johann Strauss II. After him are William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Jean-Martin Charcot, Ferdinand Lassalle, Pedro II of Brazil, Johann Jakob Balmer, Charles Garnier, Paul Kruger, Marie of Prussia, Eduard Hanslick, and Emil Erlenmeyer. Among people deceased in 1895, Thomas Henry Huxley ranks 6Before him are Louis Pasteur, Friedrich Engels, Alexandre Dumas fils, Berthe Morisot, and Julius Lothar Meyer. After him are Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Empress Myeongseong, José Martí, Adam Opel, Franz von Suppé, and Isma'il Pasha.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Henry Huxley ranks 173 out of 6,924Before him are Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665), Edward Smith (1850), Rowan Atkinson (1955), Olav V of Norway (1903), James Chadwick (1891), and George Boole (1815). After him are Jeff Beck (1944), Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830), Ken Loach (1936), William Golding (1911), Cary Grant (1904), and Henry III of England (1207).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Thomas Henry Huxley ranks 6Before him are Charles Darwin (1809), Alexander Fleming (1881), Alfred Russel Wallace (1823), Rosalind Franklin (1920), and Francis Crick (1916). After him are Richard Owen (1804), Erasmus Darwin (1731), Robert Brown (1773), Christian de Duve (1917), John Edward Gray (1800), and Philip Miller (1691).