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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 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 evidence in his 1859 book On the Origin of Species, overcoming scientific rejection of earlier concepts of transmutation of ...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 with his wife Terri. Together, the couple also owned and operated Australia Zoo, founded by Irwin's parents in Beerwah, about 80 kilometres north of the Queensland state capital city of Brisbane. Irwin died on 4 September 2006 after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming an underwater documentary film titled Ocean's Deadliest. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ship MY Steve ...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 planet. He is also a former senior manager at the BBC, having served as controller of BBC Two and director of programming for BBC Television in the 1960s and 1970s. He is the only person to have won BAFTAs for programmes in each of black and white, colour, HD, and 3D. Attenborough is widely considered a national treasure in Britain, although he himself does not like the term. In 2002 he was named ...more

Age: 91

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 for the National Geographic Channel and the Discovery Channel. He has published three novels for children and several non-fiction works. ...more

Age: 44

Birthplace: Surrey, United Kingdom

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