William Carey

1761 - 1834

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William Carey (17 August 1761 – 9 June 1834) was an English Christian missionary, Particular Baptist minister, translator, social reformer and cultural anthropologist who founded the Serampore College and the Serampore University, the first degree-awarding university in India.He went to Calcutta (Kolkata) in 1793, but was forced to leave the British Indian territory by non-Baptist Christian missionaries. He joined the Baptist missionaries in the Danish colony of Frederiksnagar in Serampore. One of his first contributions was to start schools for impoverished children where they were taught reading, writing, accounting and Christianity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Carey has received more than 43,009 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). William Carey is the 121st most popular biologist (up from 152nd in 2019), the 895th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 926th in 2019) and the 19th most popular British Biologist.

William Carey is most famous for being the father of modern missions. He was a British Baptist missionary to India, and he was the first person to translate the Bible into an Indian language.

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Among biologists, William Carey ranks 121 out of 844Before him are Aimé Bonpland, Wilhelm Johannsen, Edward Tatum, Antoine-Augustin Parmentier, Armand David, and Sydney Brenner. After him are Har Gobind Khorana, Aaron Ciechanover, Johan Christian Fabricius, Elizabeth Blackburn, Georg Forster, and Olaus Rudbeck.

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Among people born in 1761, William Carey ranks 6Before him are Pope Pius VIII, Selim III, Marie Tussaud, Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly, and Jan Potocki. After him are August von Kotzebue, Jean-Charles Pichegru, Antoine Barnave, Smithson Tennant, Philippe Buonarroti, and Louis-Léopold Boilly. Among people deceased in 1834, William Carey ranks 11Before him are Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Sunjo of Joseon, Alois Senefelder, Fath-Ali Shah Qajar, and Karl Ludwig Harding. After him are François-Adrien Boieldieu, Husein Gradaščević, Infanta Maria Francisca of Braganza, Jacques Balmat, James Weddell, and Robert Morrison.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, William Carey ranks 895 out of 6,924Before him are Robert Adam (1728), Peter Green (1946), Charles Lightoller (1874), Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806), Rob Halford (1951), and Margaret of York (1446). After him are Brian Josephson (1940), Ian McDiarmid (1944), Slash (1965), Prince John of the United Kingdom (1905), Kiefer Sutherland (1966), and Brian Cox (1946).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, William Carey ranks 19Before him are Julian Huxley (1887), John Gurdon (1933), Desmond Morris (1928), John Ray (1627), Archibald Hill (1886), and William Bateson (1861). After him are J. B. S. Haldane (1892), Philip Sclater (1829), Oliver Smithies (1925), George Shaw (1751), Anna Atkins (1799), and Charles Bell (1774).