William Kirby

1759 - 1850

William Kirby

William Kirby (19 September 1759 – 4 July 1850) was an English entomologist, an original member of the Linnean Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society, as well as a country priest, making him an eminent parson-naturalist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Kirby has received more than 4,977 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 645th most popular biologist.

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Among biologists, William Kirby ranks 644 out of 686Before him are Judah Folkman, Emmanuelle Charpentier, Keith Campbell, Janaki Ammal, Sam Harris, and William Bartram. After him are Robert Trivers, Francis Willughby, Nigel Marven, Edmond de Sélys Longchamps, Wilfred Hudson Osgood, and Thomas Pennant.

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Among people born in 1759, William Kirby ranks 30Before him are William Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, Ferenc Kazinczy, Matsudaira Sadanobu, William Playfair, Louis Augustin Guillaume Bosc, and Andrey Voronikhin.  Among people deceased in 1850, William Kirby ranks 45Before him are Richard Mentor Johnson, Adalbert Gyrowetz, Bernt Michael Holmboe, Friedrich Robert Faehlmann, Manuel de la Peña y Peña, and Adoniram Judson.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Kirby ranks 3,470 out of 5,347Before him are Geraldine James (1950), Frances O'Connor (1967), Colin Bell (1946), Christopher Cockerell (1910), Roger Lloyd-Pack (1944), and Tommy Smith (1945). After him are Steve McClaren (1961), Jamie Bell (1986), Theo Walcott (1989), Peter Davison (1951), Lily Allen (1985), and Roger Allam (1953).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, William Kirby ranks 95Before him are John Stevens Henslow (1796), John Abbot (1751), Henry Nicholas Ridley (1855), Alec Jeffreys (1950), John Claudius Loudon (1783), and Keith Campbell (1954). After him are Francis Willughby (1635), Nigel Marven (1960), Thomas Pennant (1726), Gilbert White (1720), Mark Catesby (1683), and Lancelot Hogben (1895).