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William Bateson

1861 - 1926

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William Bateson (8 August 1861 – 8 February 1926) was an English biologist who was the first person to use the term genetics to describe the study of heredity, and the chief populariser of the ideas of Gregor Mendel following their rediscovery in 1900 by Hugo de Vries and Carl Correns. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Bateson has received more than 252,402 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. William Bateson is the 112th most popular biologist (down from 111th in 2019), the 810th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 821st in 2019) and the 20th most popular British Biologist.

William Bateson is most famous for his work in genetics, specifically his discovery of the law of dominance.

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Among biologists, William Bateson ranks 112 out of 841Before him are Antoine-Augustin Parmentier, Sydney Brenner, John Ray, Giovanni Sartori, Archibald Hill, and Oliver Smithies. After him are Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Ferdinand Cohn, Norman Borlaug, Har Gobind Khorana, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, and Rudolf Weigl.

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Among people born in 1861, William Bateson ranks 28Before him are Antoine Bourdelle, Italo Svevo, José Rizal, Ranavalona III, Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, and Anton Arensky. After him are Henry Gantt, Armando Diaz, István Tisza, Nettie Stevens, Solomon R. Guggenheim, and Pierre Duhem. Among people deceased in 1926, William Bateson ranks 28Before him are Nikola Pašić, Karl Harrer, Viktor Vasnetsov, Kim Hyong-jik, Mikao Usui, and Victor, Prince Napoléon. After him are Constantin Fehrenbach, Ellen Key, Friedrich von Wieser, Knut Wicksell, Prince Philippe, Duke of Orléans, and Ugyen Wangchuck.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Bateson ranks 810 out of 7,765Before him are David McCallum (1933), Oliver Smithies (1925), Prince John of the United Kingdom (1905), Rodney Robert Porter (1917), Edward Burne-Jones (1833), and Robert FitzRoy (1805). After him are George Porter (1920), James Hadley Chase (1906), Peter Benenson (1921), Brian Epstein (1934), Louise of Great Britain (1724), and Jerome K. Jerome (1859).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, William Bateson ranks 20Before him are John Gurdon (1933), William Carey (1761), Philip Sclater (1829), John Ray (1627), Archibald Hill (1886), and Oliver Smithies (1925). After him are Martin Evans (1941), Desmond Morris (1928), Charles Scott Sherrington (1952), Anna Atkins (1799), Michael Houghton (1949), and J. B. S. Haldane (1892).