Wilhelm Peters

1815 - 1883

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Wilhelm Karl Hartwich (or Hartwig) Peters (22 April 1815 in Koldenbüttel – 20 April 1883) was a German naturalist and explorer. He was assistant to the anatomist Johannes Peter Müller and later became curator of the Berlin Zoological Museum. Encouraged by Müller and the explorer Alexander von Humboldt, Peters travelled to Mozambique via Angola in September 1842, exploring the coastal region and the Zambesi River. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilhelm Peters has received more than 41,710 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Wilhelm Peters is the 272nd most popular biologist (down from 262nd in 2019), the 2,202nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,803rd in 2019) and the 52nd most popular German Biologist.

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Among biologists, Wilhelm Peters ranks 272 out of 844Before him are Joy Adamson, Emil Christian Hansen, Henri Milne-Edwards, August Grisebach, Carl Correns, and Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti. After him are Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest, Pieter Boddaert, George Smith, Michael W. Young, Josias Braun-Blanquet, and Fritz Müller.

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Among people born in 1815, Wilhelm Peters ranks 25Before him are Constantin von Tischendorf, Andreas Achenbach, Mehmed Emin Âli Pasha, Anthony Trollope, Pierre Napoléon Bonaparte, and Ii Naosuke. After him are Horace Wells, Eugène Marin Labiche, Andrew Graham, Robert Remak, James Curtis Hepburn, and George Meade. Among people deceased in 1883, Wilhelm Peters ranks 27Before him are Sojourner Truth, Dayananda Saraswati, Franz Doppler, Alexander Gorchakov, Pertevniyal Sultan, and Filippo Pacini. After him are Hendrik Conscience, Ciprian Porumbescu, Gustave Aimard, Carl Wilhelm Siemens, Iwakura Tomomi, and Abdülkerim Nadir Pasha.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm Peters ranks 2,202 out of 5,289Before him are Yaakov Litzman (1948), Friedrich Albert Lange (1828), Princess Maria Christina of Saxony (1770), August Hermann Francke (1663), Richard Hildebrandt (1897), and Hinrich Lichtenstein (1780). After him are Otto von Knobelsdorff (1886), Jost Gippert (1956), Johann Heinrich von Mädler (1794), Frederick Augustus II, Grand Duke of Oldenburg (1852), Beatrice of Swabia (1198), and Uziel Gal (1923).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Germany

Among biologists born in Germany, Wilhelm Peters ranks 52Before him are Karl Möbius (1825), Lorenz Oken (1779), Ludwig Reichenbach (1793), Johann Friedrich von Brandt (1802), August Grisebach (1814), and Carl Correns (1864). After him are Fritz Müller (1822), Ernst Schäfer (1910), Hieronymus Bock (1498), Heinrich Anton de Bary (1831), Conrad Moench (1744), and Oscar Hertwig (1849).