William Withering

1741 - 1799

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William Withering FRS (17 March 1741 – 6 October 1799) was an English botanist, geologist, chemist, physician and first systematic investigator of the bioactivity of digitalis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Withering has received more than 96,986 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). William Withering is the 580th most popular biologist (up from 584th in 2019), the 2,853rd most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 75th most popular British Biologist.

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Among biologists, William Withering ranks 580 out of 844Before him are Everard Home, Amotz Zahavi, Ruth Arnon, Francisco Manuel Blanco, Heinrich Boie, and Gaetano Savi. After him are Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold, Johann Friedrich Naumann, Shi Zhengli, Ole Borch, Hipólito Ruiz López, and Alexander Wilson.

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Among people born in 1741, William Withering ranks 22Before him are Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Augustin Barruel, Pierre Pigneau de Behaine, Arthur Young, Johann Gottlieb Naumann, and José Cadalso. After him are Ivan Gudovich, Charles Willson Peale, Aagje Deken, Franciszek Karpiński, John Langdon, and Thomas Fitzsimons. Among people deceased in 1799, William Withering ranks 33Before him are Pierre Charles Le Monnier, Giuseppe Parini, William Curtis, Jean-Étienne Montucla, Johann Julius Walbaum, and Francesco Mario Pagano. After him are Vasily Bazhenov and Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Withering ranks 2,853 out of 6,924Before him are A. J. P. Taylor (1906), Paul Simonon (1955), George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney (1718), Rory McCann (1969), Ben Whishaw (1980), and Mel B (1975). After him are G. I. Taylor (1886), Eric Drummond, 7th Earl of Perth (1876), Dennis Stratton (1952), Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844), Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester (1724), and Arthur Ransome (1884).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, William Withering ranks 75Before him are John Anderson (1833), Philip Henry Gosse (1810), Anna Russell (1807), Charles Wyville Thomson (1830), N. E. Brown (1849), and Everard Home (1756). After him are Alexander Wilson (1766), Richard Lydekker (1849), Edward Turner Bennett (1797), Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1847), Thomas Bell (1792), and Miles Joseph Berkeley (1803).