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Walther Flemming

1843 - 1905

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Walther Flemming (21 April 1843 – 4 August 1905) was a German biologist and a founder of cytogenetics. He was born in Sachsenberg (now part of Schwerin) as the fifth child and only son of the psychiatrist Carl Friedrich Flemming (1799–1880) and his second wife, Auguste Winter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walther Flemming has received more than 181,014 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Walther Flemming is the 131st most popular biologist (down from 106th in 2019), the 1,130th most popular biography from Germany (down from 936th in 2019) and the 15th most popular German Biologist.

Walther Flemming is most famous for his discovery of the cell nucleus.

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Among biologists, Walther Flemming ranks 131 out of 841Before him are Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber, Aimé Bonpland, Martin Evans, Edward B. Lewis, Carl Woese, and Elias Magnus Fries. After him are Macfarlane Burnet, Joshua Lederberg, Hamilton O. Smith, Nettie Stevens, Salvador Luria, and Georg Forster.

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Among people born in 1843, Walther Flemming ranks 19Before him are Princess Maria Annunciata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria, Nicholas Alexandrovich, Tsesarevich of Russia, Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz, Benito Pérez Galdós, and Richard Avenarius. After him are Georg von Hertling, Camillo Sitte, Oscar Montelius, Hermann Schwarz, Princess Maria Clotilde of Savoy, and Hans Richter. Among people deceased in 1905, Walther Flemming ranks 15Before him are Adolph Menzel, Louise Michel, Carl Wernicke, Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern, Élisée Reclus, and Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza. After him are Albert Edelfelt, Josip Juraj Strossmayer, Alois Riegl, Constantin Meunier, Archduke Joseph Karl of Austria, and Hudson Taylor.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Walther Flemming ranks 1,130 out of 6,142Before him are Leo von Klenze (1784), Countess Palatine Dorothea Sophie of Neuburg (1670), Franz Josef Strauss (1915), Hrotsvitha (935), Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752), and Nicolaus Bruhns (1665). After him are Hans Reichenbach (1891), Beate Klarsfeld (1939), Emil Erlenmeyer (1825), Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1694), Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden (1790), and Princess Cecilie of Baden (1839).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Germany

Among biologists born in Germany, Walther Flemming ranks 15Before him are Peter Simon Pallas (1741), Ernst Mayr (1904), Bernard Katz (1911), Julius Richard Petri (1852), Georg Wilhelm Steller (1709), and Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber (1739). After him are Theodor Escherich (1857), Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard (1942), Erwin Neher (1944), Bert Sakmann (1942), Hans Driesch (1867), and Johann Friedrich Gmelin (1748).