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Famous Male Biologists

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

Jack P. Hailman and Jacques Loeb are only the beginning of the people on this list.

While this isn't a list of all male biologists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male biologists?" and "Who are the best male biologists?"
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  • Charles Darwin
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    Charles Robert Darwin, (; 12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. His proposition that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors is now widely accepted, and considered a foundational concept in science. In a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, he introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.Darwin published his theory of evolution with compelling... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 73 (1809-1882)
    • Birthplace: The Mount, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
  • Alfred Charles Kinsey (; June 23, 1894 – August 25, 1956) was an American biologist, professor of entomology and zoology, and sexologist who in 1947 founded the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University, previously known as the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. He is best known for writing Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953), also known as the Kinsey Reports, as well as the Kinsey scale. Kinsey's research on human sexuality, foundational to the field of sexology, provoked controversy in the 1940s and 1950s. His work has influenced social and cultural values in the United States, as well as... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 62 (1894-1956)
    • Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey
  • Stephen Jay Gould (; September 10, 1941 – May 20, 2002) was an American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, and historian of science. He was also one of the most influential and widely read authors of popular science of his generation. Gould spent most of his career teaching at Harvard University and working at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. In 1996, Gould was hired as the Vincent Astor Visiting Research Professor of Biology at New York University, where he divided his time teaching there and at Harvard. Gould's most significant contribution to evolutionary biology was the theory of punctuated equilibrium, which he developed with Niles Eldredge in 1972. The theory... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 61 (1941-2002)
    • Birthplace: Bayside, New York City, New York, United States of America
  • Carl Linnaeus
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    Carl Linnaeus (; 23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), also known after his ennoblement as Carl von Linné (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈkɑːɭ fɔn lɪˈneː] (listen)), was a Swedish botanist, zoologist, and physician who formalised binomial nomenclature, the modern system of naming organisms. He is known as the "father of modern taxonomy". Many of his writings were in Latin, and his name is rendered in Latin as Carolus Linnæus (after 1761 Carolus a Linné). Linnaeus was born in the countryside of Småland in southern Sweden. He received most of his higher education at Uppsala University and began giving lectures in botany there in 1730. He lived abroad between 1735 and 1738, where he studied and also... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 71 (1707-1778)
    • Birthplace: Råshult, Sweden

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