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 122,304 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Ulisse Aldrovandi is the 101st most popular biologist (down from 99th in 2019), the 1,081st most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,003rd in 2019) and the 3rd 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 101 out of 844Before him are Ludwig von Bertalanffy, George Beadle, Günter Blobel, Desmond Morris, Jan Swammerdam, and Gerald Edelman. After him are Nikolay Pirogov, John Ray, Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber, John Franklin Enders, Walther Flemming, and Ralph M. Steinman.

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Among people born in 1522, Ulisse Aldrovandi ranks 8Before him are Şehzade Mehmed, Margaret of Parma, Lodovico Ferrari, Lamoral, Count of Egmont, Eleanor of Toledo, and Sen no Rikyū. After him are Joachim du Bellay, Moses ben Jacob Cordovero, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq, Charles II de Valois, Duke of Orléans, Albert Alcibiades, Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, and Sophia Jagiellon, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Among people deceased in 1605, Ulisse Aldrovandi ranks 10Before him are Boris Godunov, Handan Sultan, Feodor II of Russia, Jean Nicot, John Davis, and Theodore Beza. After him are Naresuan, Johann II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Robert Catesby, Jan Zamoyski, Orazio Vecchi, and Stradanus.

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Among people born in Italy, Ulisse Aldrovandi ranks 1,081 out of 4,088Before him are Paolo Borsellino (1940), Maurice Garin (1871), Michele Placido (1946), Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy (1634), Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti (1774), and Natalia Ginzburg (1916). After him are Julius Caesar Scaliger (1484), Andrea Pirlo (1979), Gioseffo Zarlino (1517), Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici (1667), Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755), and Gnaeus Pompeius (-80).


Among biologists born in Italy, Ulisse Aldrovandi ranks 3Before him are Lazzaro Spallanzani (1729) and Gabriele Falloppio (1523). After him are Giovanni Sartori (1924), Mario Capecchi (1937), Salvador Luria (1912), Renato Dulbecco (1914), Mikhail Tsvet (1872), Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza (1922), Odoardo Beccari (1843), Carlo Allioni (1728), and Giuseppe Acerbi (1773).