William T. Stearn

1911 - 2001

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William Thomas Stearn (16 April 1911 – 9 May 2001) was a British botanist. Born in Cambridge in 1911, he was largely self-educated, and developed an early interest in books and natural history. His initial work experience was at a Cambridge bookshop, but he also had a position as an assistant in the university botany department. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William T. Stearn has received more than 122,438 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). William T. Stearn is the 808th most popular biologist (up from 818th in 2019), the 4,215th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 4,842nd in 2019) and the 130th most popular Biologist.

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Among biologists, William T. Stearn ranks 808 out of 841Before him are Paul Henri Lecomte, Wilfred Hudson Osgood, William Roxburgh, Henry Baker, Christian Friedrich Ecklon, and Max Fürbringer. After him are Tokiharu Abe, Auguste Duméril, Johann Gottfried Zinn, Erwin Stresemann, Mary Katharine Brandegee, and Keith Campbell.

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Among people born in 1911, William T. Stearn ranks 297Before him are Edgar Sanabria, Heinrich Mark, Philibert Smellinckx, Ashok Kumar, André Saeys, and Gypsy Rose Lee. After him are Tokiharu Abe, Bibi Torriani, Wilhelm Leichum, Sonny Terry, Johan van Hulst, and Sten Suvio. Among people deceased in 2001, William T. Stearn ranks 242Before him are Frans De Mulder, Ashok Kumar, Josef Peters, Carroll O'Connor, Ann Sothern, and Dipendra of Nepal. After him are Chantal Chaudé de Silans, Stepas Butautas, Betty Ong, Harry Winter, Kurt Hoffmann, and Kim Stanley.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, William T. Stearn ranks 4,215 out of 7,765Before him are George Hillyard (1864), Peter Hall (1930), Bruce Payne (1957), Trevor Francis (1954), Derek Bailey (1930), and John Marston (1576). After him are Nicholas Stern, Baron Stern of Brentford (1946), Charles Townshend (1725), John of Worcester (1100), Moira Shearer (1926), Robert Service (1947), and Emily Ratajkowski (1991).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, William T. Stearn ranks 130Before him are Robert Morison (1620), Osbert Salvin (1835), John Abbot (1751), William John Swainson (1789), William Roxburgh (1751), and Henry Baker (1698). After him are Keith Campbell (1954), Arthur Gardiner Butler (1844), Louis Fraser (1810), Prideaux John Selby (1788), Mark Catesby (1683), and Gilbert White (1720).