Thomas Pennant

1726 - 1798

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Thomas Pennant (14 June OS 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 86,167 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Thomas Pennant is the 797th most popular biologist (down from 650th in 2019), the 4,440th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,545th in 2019) and the 139th most popular British Biologist.

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Among biologists, Thomas Pennant ranks 797 out of 844Before him are Walter Buller, Robert Weinberg, Charles Wallace Richmond, Elliott Coues, Anne McLaren, and Lancelot Hogben. After him are Charles B. Cory, David Lack, John Bartram, Walter Munk, Wilfred Hudson Osgood, and Franz Xaver von Wulfen.

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Among people born in 1726, Thomas Pennant ranks 17Before him are Princess Louise of Denmark, Daniel Chodowiecki, Charles Burney, Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe, Eggert Ólafsson, and Benjamin Harrison V. After him is George Wythe. Among people deceased in 1798, Thomas Pennant ranks 25Before him are Pedro Pablo Abarca de Bolea, 10th Count of Aranda, Infanta María Amalia of Spain, John Fitch, Wolfe Tone, James Wilson, and George Read.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Pennant ranks 4,440 out of 6,924Before him are Gerry Byrne (1938), Keith Allen (1953), Colin Morgan (1986), Phyllis Logan (1956), Carmen Ejogo (1973), and Lancelot Hogben (1895). After him are Rupert Sanders (1971), Mark Owen (1972), William Orbit (1956), Bryan Forbes (1926), Dave Mason (1946), and Howard Donald (1968).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Thomas Pennant ranks 139Before him are George Montagu (1751), William Kirby (1759), Mark Catesby (1683), John Claudius Loudon (1783), Anne McLaren (1927), and Lancelot Hogben (1895). After him are David Lack (1910), Edward Lhuyd (1660), George Don (1798), Francis Willughby (1635), William T. Stearn (1911), and Richard Anthony Salisbury (1761).