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Famous Male Naturalists

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List of famous male naturalists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male naturalists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being naturalists. There are thousand of males working as naturalists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic naturalists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a naturalist then the people below should give you inspiration.

List features people like Steve Backshall, Georges Cuvier and more!

While this isn't a list of all male naturalists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male naturalists?" and "Who are the best male naturalists?"
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    Charles Darwin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Naturalists
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    Charles Robert Darwin, FRS was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace introduced his scientific theory that ...more

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    • Age: Died at 73 (1809-1882)
    • Birthplace: The Mount, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Biologist, Scientist, Naturalist, Geologist, Writer
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    Stephen Robert "Steve" Irwin, nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", was an Australian wildlife expert, television personality, and conservationist. Irwin achieved worldwide fame from the television series The Crocodile Hunter, an internationally broadcast wildlife documentary series which he co-hosted with ...more

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    • Age: Died at 44 (1962-2006)
    • Birthplace: Essendon, Australia
    • Profession: Conservationist, Actor, Zoologist, Voice acting, Naturalist, + more
    • Credits: The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course, The Crocodile Hunter Diaries, Ocean's Deadliest, The Crocodile Hunter
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    Sir David Frederick Attenborough OM CH CVO CBE FRS FZS FSA is an English broadcaster and naturalist. He is best known for writing and presenting the nine Life series, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, which collectively form a comprehensive survey of animal and plant life on the planet.more

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    • Age: 89
    • Birthplace: Isleworth, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Environmentalist, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Naturalist, + more
    • Credits: Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life, State of the Planet, Planet Earth, Survival Island
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    Steve Backshall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Naturalists
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    Stephen James "Steve" Backshall is a BAFTA-winning English naturalist, writer and television presenter, best known for BBC TV's Deadly 60. His other BBC work includes being part of the expedition teams in Lost Land of the Tiger, Lost Land of the Volcano and Lost Land of the Jaguar, and he has worked for ...more

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    • Age: 42
    • Birthplace: Surrey, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Television producer, Actor, Naturalist, Writer, Presenter
    • Credits: Strictly Come Dancing, The One Show, Deadly 60, Lost Land of the Volcano, Lost Land of the Tiger, + more
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    Alexander von Humboldt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Naturalists
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    Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt was a Prussian geographer, naturalist, and explorer, and the younger brother of the Prussian minister, philosopher and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt. Humboldt's quantitative work on botanical geography laid the foundation for the field of biogeography.more

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    • Age: Died at 90 (1769-1859)
    • Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
    • Profession: Scientist, Naturalist, Mountaineer, Explorer
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    David M. Carroll is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Naturalists
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    David M. Carroll is an American naturalist, author and illustrator. He has investigated for the endangered species programs of New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Park Service. He lives in Warner, New Hampshire and is among the greatest wiffleball ...more

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    • Age: 73
    • Profession: Illustrator, Author, Naturalist
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    Georges Cuvier is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Naturalists
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    Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric Cuvier, known as Georges Cuvier, was a French naturalist and zoologist. Cuvier was a major figure in natural sciences research in the early 19th century and was instrumental in establishing the fields of comparative anatomy and paleontology through his work in comparing ...more

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    • Age: Died at 63 (1769-1832)
    • Birthplace: Montbéliard, France
    • Profession: Zoologist, Naturalist
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    Edward J. Laurent is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Naturalists
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    Ed Laurent is a Spatial Ecologist who develops and delivers collaborative, science-based recommendations and tools that enable the implementation and evaluation of conservation activities. His specialties and expertise include geographic information systems, analysis of remotely sensed imagery, database ...more

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    • Profession: Database manager, Editor, Earth remote sensing, Scientist, Animal trainer, + more
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