Willi Hennig

1913 - 1976

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Emil Hans Willi Hennig (20 April 1913 – 5 November 1976) was a German biologist who is considered the founder of phylogenetic systematics, also known as cladistics. In 1945 as a prisoner of war, Hennig began work on his theory of cladistics, which he published in German in 1950, with a substantially revised English translation published in 1966. With his works on evolution and systematics he revolutionised the view of the natural order of beings. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Willi Hennig has received more than 68,962 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Willi Hennig is the 191st most popular biologist (down from 187th in 2019), the 1,575th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,358th in 2019) and the 25th most popular German Biologist.

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Among biologists, Willi Hennig ranks 191 out of 844Before him are Edward B. Lewis, Hermann Schlegel, Daniel Nathans, Bert Sakmann, Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, and Robert Gallo. After him are Paul Greengard, James Dwight Dana, Stephan Endlicher, Carl Gustav Carus, Johann Reinhold Forster, and Gotthelf Fischer von Waldheim.

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Among people born in 1913, Willi Hennig ranks 87Before him are Haxhi Lleshi, Motoo Tatsuhara, Princess Katherine of Greece and Denmark, Pierre Werner, Boris Pahor, and Israel Gelfand. After him are Shih Kien, Maurice Wilkes, Robert Adler, Johannes Steinhoff, Wols, and Victor Mature. Among people deceased in 1976, Willi Hennig ranks 67Before him are Abdul Razak Hussein, Carol Reed, Mikhail Gurevich, Walter Warlimont, Lee J. Cobb, and Alexandros Panagoulis. After him are Hans Richter, Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, David Elazar, Walter H. Schottky, Géza Anda, and Alexander Lippisch.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Willi Hennig ranks 1,575 out of 5,289Before him are Jan Tschichold (1902), Georg Stumme (1886), Eduard Mörike (1804), Max Schreck (1879), August Kundt (1839), and Thomas Tuchel (1973). After him are Princess Anna of Prussia (1836), Franz Aepinus (1724), Hans Staden (1525), Georg Kerschensteiner (1854), Herbert Kappler (1907), and Charles III William, Margrave of Baden-Durlach (1679).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Germany

Among biologists born in Germany, Willi Hennig ranks 25Before him are Georg Wilhelm Steller (1709), Hans Driesch (1867), Erwin Neher (1944), Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle (1809), Hermann Schlegel (1804), and Bert Sakmann (1942). After him are Carl Gustav Carus (1789), Gotthelf Fischer von Waldheim (1771), Friedrich Parrot (1791), Carl Ludwig Willdenow (1765), Johann Matthäus Bechstein (1757), and Georges J. F. Köhler (1946).