Ulisse Aldrovandi

1522 - 1605

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Ulisse Aldrovandi (11 September 1522 – 4 May 1605) was an Italian naturalist, the moving force behind Bologna's botanical garden, one of the first in Europe. Carl Linnaeus and the comte de Buffon reckoned him the father of natural history studies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ulisse Aldrovandi has received more than 164,689 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Ulisse Aldrovandi is the 68th most popular biologist (up from 80th in 2019), the 823rd most popular biography from Italy (up from 928th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Italian Biologist.

Ulisse Aldrovandi was a naturalist and physician who was born in Bologna, Italy. He is most famous for his work on animals and insects.

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Among biologists, Ulisse Aldrovandi ranks 68 out of 1,097Before him are Adelbert von Chamisso, Trofim Lysenko, Irwin Rose, Linda B. Buck, André Michel Lwoff, and August Weismann. After him are Alexander Oparin, Robert Edwards, Ferdinand Cohn, Herman Boerhaave, Max Theiler, and Ernst Mayr.

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Among people born in 1522, Ulisse Aldrovandi ranks 5Before him are Mihrimah Sultan, Şehzade Mehmed, Margaret of Parma, and Eleanor of Toledo. After him are Lamoral, Count of Egmont, Lodovico Ferrari, Sen no Rikyū, Joachim du Bellay, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq, Charles II de Valois, Duke of Orléans, and Moses ben Jacob Cordovero. Among people deceased in 1605, Ulisse Aldrovandi ranks 8Before him are Pope Clement VIII, Pope Leo XI, Handan Sultan, Boris Godunov, Feodor II of Russia, and Jean Nicot. After him are John Davis, Theodore Beza, Naresuan, Jan Zamoyski, Johann II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, and Cığalazade Yusuf Sinan Pasha.

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Among people born in Italy, Ulisse Aldrovandi ranks 823 out of 5,161Before him are Baldassare Galuppi (1706), Gigliola Cinquetti (1947), John of Capistrano (1386), Marcus Velleius Paterculus (-19), Rocco Siffredi (1964), and Fausta (289). After him are Andrea del Castagno (1420), Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia (1751), Berengar II of Italy (900), Raimondo Montecuccoli (1609), Riccardo Muti (1941), and Errico Malatesta (1853).


Among biologists born in Italy, Ulisse Aldrovandi ranks 2Before him are Lazzaro Spallanzani (1729). After him are Gabriele Falloppio (1523), Giovanni Sartori (1924), Mario Capecchi (1937), Salvador Luria (1912), Renato Dulbecco (1914), Giuseppe Acerbi (1773), Mikhail Tsvet (1872), Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza (1922), Carlo Allioni (1728), and Odoardo Beccari (1843).