Thomas Pennant

1726 - 1798

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Thomas Pennant (27 June [O.S. 14 June] 1726 – 16 December 1798) was a Welsh naturalist, traveller, writer and antiquarian. He was born and lived his whole life at his family estate, Downing Hall near Whitford, Flintshire, in Wales. As a naturalist he had a great curiosity, observing the geography, geology, plants, animals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish around him and recording what he saw and heard about. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Pennant has received more than 116,297 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Thomas Pennant is the 939th most popular biologist (down from 903rd in 2019), the 4,655th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 4,875th in 2019) and the 148th most popular British Biologist.

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Among biologists, Thomas Pennant ranks 939 out of 1,097Before him are Lucy Shapiro, Robert Wight, Aylmer Bourke Lambert, William Beebe, Johann Friedrich Adam, and Joseph Barcroft. After him are Lilian Gibbs, Rudolf Schlechter, William Murrill, Nigel Marven, Elizabeth F. Neufeld, and Charles Walter De Vis.

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Among people born in 1726, Thomas Pennant ranks 23Before him are Gabriel François Doyen, Alexander Kokorinov, Eggert Ólafsson, Jovan Rajić, Vasily Chichagov, and Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe. After him are Benjamin Harrison V, George Wythe, and Oliver Wolcott. Among people deceased in 1798, Thomas Pennant ranks 27Before him are Pedro Pablo Abarca de Bolea, 10th Count of Aranda, Laurynas Gucevičius, Karl Wilhelm Ramler, James Wilson, John Fitch, and Wolfe Tone.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Pennant ranks 4,655 out of 8,785Before him are James Thornhill (1675), Les Ferdinand (1966), Emily Davies (1830), Alistair Petrie (1970), Zaida Ben-Yusuf (1869), and Robert Morris (1734). After him are Justin Fashanu (1961), John Wain (1925), Micky Moody (1950), Alice Greene (1879), Pete Doherty (1979), and Rik Mayall (1958).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Thomas Pennant ranks 148Before him are Edward Newton (1832), William Sherard (1659), Richard Thomas Lowe (1802), Robert Wight (1796), Aylmer Bourke Lambert (1761), and Joseph Barcroft (1872). After him are Lilian Gibbs (1870), Nigel Marven (1960), Charles Walter De Vis (1829), Irene Manton (1904), Hugh Edwin Strickland (1811), and Alister Hardy (1896).