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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 151,983 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Ulisse Aldrovandi is the 76th most popular biologist (up from 101st in 2019), the 931st most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,081st 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 76 out of 841Before him are Dmitri Ivanovsky, Daniel Bovet, Philip Miller, Tomas Lindahl, Julian Huxley, and Antoine Laurent de Jussieu. After him are Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Jan Swammerdam, Gabriele Falloppio, Carolus Clusius, Alfred Hershey, and Elizabeth Blackburn.

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Among people born in 1522, Ulisse Aldrovandi ranks 6Before him are Mihrimah Sultan, Şehzade Mehmed, Margaret of Parma, Lodovico Ferrari, and Lamoral, Count of Egmont. After him are Eleanor of Toledo, 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 9Before him are Pope Leo XI, Boris Godunov, Handan Sultan, Feodor II of Russia, Jean Nicot, and John Davis. After him are Theodore Beza, Johann II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Naresuan, Jan Zamoyski, Orazio Vecchi, and Robert Catesby.

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Among people born in Italy, Ulisse Aldrovandi ranks 931 out of 4,668Before him are Venantius Fortunatus (530), Rocco Siffredi (1964), Cesare Pavese (1908), Eleonora Gonzaga (1630), Ercole I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara (1431), and Francesca Caccini (1587). After him are Francesco Melzi (1491), Andrea Gabrieli (1533), Antipope Clement III (1025), Mina (1940), Roger de Flor (1267), and John Singer Sargent (1856).


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