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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 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. 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 1,596,511 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia. Thomas Henry Huxley is the 21st most popular biologist (down from 19th in 2019), the 228th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 173rd in 2019) and the 7th 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 21 out of 841Before him are Alfred Russel Wallace, Richard Dawkins, Georges Cuvier, Francis Crick, Robert Brown, and Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon. After him are Maria Sibylla Merian, Rachel Carson, Élie Metchnikoff, Trofim Lysenko, Barbara McClintock, and Conrad Gessner.

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Among people born in 1825, Thomas Henry Huxley ranks 3Before him are Johann Strauss II and William-Adolphe Bouguereau. After him are Ferdinand Lassalle, Pedro II of Brazil, Jean-Martin Charcot, Johann Jakob Balmer, Charles Garnier, Paul Kruger, Julia, Princess of Battenberg, Dadabhai Naoroji, and Marie of Prussia. Among people deceased in 1895, Thomas Henry Huxley ranks 6Before him are Louis Pasteur, Friedrich Engels, Alexandre Dumas fils, Berthe Morisot, and Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. After him are Empress Myeongseong, Julius Lothar Meyer, Adam Opel, José Martí, Isma'il Pasha, and Friedrich Miescher.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Henry Huxley ranks 228 out of 7,765Before him are Margaret Tudor (1489), James V of Scotland (1512), Julie Andrews (1935), John Deacon (1951), Jane Birkin (1946), and Laurence Olivier (1907). After him are Sting (1951), Alcuin (735), Francis Galton (1822), Benjamin Disraeli (1804), Lady Jane Grey (1537), and Peter O'Toole (1932).

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Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Thomas Henry Huxley ranks 7Before him are Charles Darwin (1809), Alexander Fleming (1881), Rosalind Franklin (1920), Alfred Russel Wallace (1823), Francis Crick (1916), and Robert Brown (1773). After him are Christian de Duve (1917), Richard Owen (1804), Erasmus Darwin (1731), John Edward Gray (1800), Philip Miller (1691), and Julian Huxley (1887).