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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?"
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 ...more

Age: Died at 73 (1809-1882)

Birthplace: The Mount, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

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Steve Irwin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Naturalists
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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 ...more

Age: Died at 44 (1962-2006)

Birthplace: Essendon, Australia

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David Attenborough is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Naturalists
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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 ...more

Age: 90

Birthplace: Isleworth, London, United Kingdom

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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 ...more

Age: 43

Birthplace: Surrey, United Kingdom

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