List of Famous Biologists People

List of Famous Biologists

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List of famous biologists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Renowned like those found below have helped make a great impact on the world, through a combination of hard work and dedication to their profession. This list includes the most prominent biologists, living and dead, from every country in the world. Interesting information is included in this list of notable biologists, such as where these historic biologists were born and what their nationality is. If your dream job is to be a popular biologist then you should look to these people for inspiration.

This list features people like Charles Darwin and Carl Sagan.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous biologists?" and "Who are the best biologists?" then you're in the right place. (395 items)
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    Charles Darwin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Biologists
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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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    Alfred Kinsey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Biologists
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    Alfred Charles Kinsey was an American biologist, professor of entomology and zoology, and sexologist who in 1947 founded the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University, now known as the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. He is best known for writing Sexual Behavior in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1894-1956)
    • Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Biologist, Professor, Researcher, Psychologist, Scientist
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    Rachel Carson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Biologists
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    Rachel Louise Carson was an American marine biologist and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. Carson began her career as an aquatic biologist in the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries, and became a full-time nature writer in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 57 (1907-1964)
    • Birthplace: Springdale, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Marine biologist, Biologist, Conservationist, Author, Essayist, + more
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    Stephen Jay Gould is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Biologists
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    Stephen Jay Gould was an American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist and historian of science. He was also one of the most influential and widely read writers of popular science of his generation. Gould spent most of his career teaching at Harvard University and working at the American Museum of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 61 (1941-2002)
    • Birthplace: Bayside, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Paleontologist, Biologist, Historian, Professor, Scientist, + more
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    Carl Linnaeus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Biologists
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    Carl Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as Carl von Linné, was a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, who laid the foundations for the modern biological naming scheme of binomial nomenclature. He is known as the father of modern taxonomy, and is also considered one of the fathers of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1707-1778)
    • Birthplace: Råshult, Sweden
    • Profession: Biologist, Scientist, Physician, Botanist
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    Alexander Fleming is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Biologists
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    Sir Alexander Fleming, FRSE, FRS, FRCS was a Scottish biologist, pharmacologist and botanist. He wrote many articles on bacteriology, immunology, and chemotherapy. His best-known discoveries are the enzyme lysozyme in 1923 and the antibiotic substance penicillin from the mould Penicillium notatum in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 74 (1881-1955)
    • Birthplace: Lochfield
    • Profession: Pharmacologist, Biologist, Scientist
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    Mike Phillips is a Democratic Party member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 66 since 2007. more

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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: Charleston, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Biologist
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    Nasir al-Din Tusi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Biologists
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    Khawaja Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Hasan Tūsī, better known as Nasīr al-Dīn Tūsī, was a Persian polymath and prolific writer: An architect, astronomer, biologist, chemist, mathematician, philosopher, physician, physicist, scientist, theologian and Marja Taqleed. He was of the Ismaili-, and subsequently ...more

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    • Age: Died at 73 (1201-1274)
    • Birthplace: Tous, Iran
    • Profession: Mathematician, Biologist, Physicist, Chemist, Theologian, + more
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