William Roxburgh

1751 - 1815

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Dr William Roxburgh FRSE FRCPE FLS (3 or 29 June 1751 – 18 February 1815) was a Scottish surgeon and botanist who worked extensively in India, describing species and working on economic botany. He is known as the founding father of Indian botany. He published numerous works on Indian botany, illustrated by careful drawings made by Indian artists and accompanied by taxonomic descriptions of many plant species. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Roxburgh has received more than 47,899 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). William Roxburgh is the 681st most popular biologist (down from 589th in 2019), the 3,350th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,868th in 2019) and the 100th most popular British Biologist.

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Among biologists, William Roxburgh ranks 681 out of 844. Before him are Johann Friedrich Adam, Jean René Constant Quoy, Thomas Andrew Knight, Nathaniel Wallich, Ernst Hartert, and Robert Morison. After him are Patrick Manson, Charles Alexandre Lesueur, Auguste Duméril, Johann Amman, Osbert Salvin, and Charles Walter De Vis.

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Among people born in 1751, William Roxburgh ranks 25Before him are Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 1st Earl of Minto, Johann Heinrich Voss, Princess Charlotte of Saxe-Meiningen, Uesugi Harunori, and Johan Henric Kellgren. After him are John Abbot, Henry Dearborn, George Montagu, and Benjamin Stoddert. Among people deceased in 1815, William Roxburgh ranks 25Before him are Torii Kiyonaga, William Nicholson, Guillaume Philibert Duhesme, John Singleton Copley, Francesco Bartolozzi, and Benjamin Smith Barton. After him are George Montagu, John Carroll, Richard Bassett, and Charles Lee.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Roxburgh ranks 3,350 out of 6,924. Before him are Joanne Harris (1964), Edith Sitwell (1887), Rhona Mitra (1976), Robert Morison (1620), Joe Fry (1915), and Tommy Cooper (1921). After him are Nicholas Grimshaw (1939), Roy Jenkins (1920), Russell Brand (1975), Clifford Curzon (1907), W. S. Gilbert (1836), and Patrick Manson (1844).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, William Roxburgh ranks 100Before him are Keith Campbell (1954), Richard Thomas Lowe (1802), Herbert Kenneth Airy Shaw (1902), Robert Wight (1796), Thomas Andrew Knight (1759), and Robert Morison (1620). After him are Patrick Manson (1844), Osbert Salvin (1835), Charles Walter De Vis (1829), Henry Nicholas Ridley (1855), Thomas Nuttall (1786), and Thomas Campbell Eyton (1809).