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List of famous evolutionary biologists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top evolutionary biologists in the world? This includes the most prominent evolutionary biologists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable evolutionary biologists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic evolutionary biologists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned evolutionary biologists.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known evolutionary biologists to the lesser known evolutionary biologists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the evolutionary biologist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous evolutionary biologists ever?" and "What are the names of famous evolutionary biologists?" then you're in the right place. 
Richard Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Evolutionary Biologists
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Clinton Richard Dawkins, FRS, FRSL is an English ethologist, evolutionary biologist, and writer. He is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, and was the University of Oxford's Professor for Public Understanding of Science from 1995 until 2008. Dawkins came to prominence with his 1976 book The ...more

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Age: 76

Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya

Profession: Evolutionary Biologist, Professor, Screenwriter, Author Actor, + more

Credits: Nerdstock: Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People, Root of All Evil?, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, The Enemies of Reason

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Charles Darwin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Evolutionary 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 ...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 Jay Gould is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Evolutionary 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

Credits: Darwin's Revolution in Thought

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J. B. S. Haldane is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Evolutionary Biologists
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John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, FRS known as "Jack", was a British naturalised Indian scientist. He was a polymath well known for his works in physiology, genetics and evolutionary biology. He was also a mathematician making innovative contributions to statistics and biometry education in India. In ...more

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Age: Died at 72 (1892-1964)

Birthplace: Oxford, United Kingdom

Profession: Biologist, Chemist, Writer

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Jared Diamond is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Evolutionary Biologists
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Jared Mason Diamond is an American scientist and author best known for his popular science books The Third Chimpanzee, Guns, Germs, and Steel, Collapse and The World Until Yesterday. Originally trained in physiology, Diamond's work is known for drawing from a variety of fields, including ...more

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Age: 79

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Professor, Scientist, Author

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Stuart Kauffman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Evolutionary Biologists
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Stuart Alan Kauffman is an American medical doctor, theoretical biologist, and complex systems researcher who studies the origin of life on Earth. In 1967 and 1969 Kauffman proposed applying models of Random Boolean networks to simplified genetic circuits. These were very early models of large ...more

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Age: 77

Profession: Evolutionary Biologist, Biologist, Physicist, Physician

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Theodosius Dobzhansky is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Evolutionary Biologists
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Theodosius Grygorovych Dobzhansky ForMemRS was a prominent Ukrainian-born American geneticist and evolutionary biologist, and a central figure in the field of evolutionary biology for his work in shaping the unifying modern evolutionary synthesis. Dobzhansky was born in Ukraine, then part of the ...more

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Age: Died at 75 (1900-1975)

Birthplace: Nemyriv, Ukraine

Profession: Geneticist, Evolutionary Biologist, Author

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Alfred Russel Wallace is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Evolutionary Biologists
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Alfred Russel Wallace OM FRS was a British naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist, and biologist. He is best known for independently conceiving the theory of evolution through natural selection; his paper on the subject was jointly published with some of Charles Darwin's writings in 1858. ...more

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Age: Died at 90 (1823-1913)

Birthplace: Llanbadoc, United Kingdom

Profession: Evolutionary Biologist, Biologist, Anthropologist, Scientist Geographer, + more

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