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Famous and Important Biologists for Biology



Important biologists for the advancement of science

List of Famous Biologists

- Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz, (1807-1873), Swiss biologist.

- David Attenborough, (1926-), English-born biologist and anthropologist.

- Joseph Banks (1743-1820), English biologist, works in botany.

- Anton de Bary, (1831-1888), botanist, German microbiologist.

- Gaspard Bauhin, Swiss biologist and naturalist.

- Charles William Beebe, (1877-1962), American biologist and naturalist.

- Günter Blobel (1936 -), German, biologist and Nobel Prize in Physiology in 1999.

- Rachel Carson, (1907-1964), biologist, zoologist. She is the author of the book Silent Spring

- Jacques Cousteau (1910 - 1997), marine biologist, oceanographer and French explorer

- Leon Croizat, (1894-1982), Italian biologist.

- Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882), British Naturalist. Known for developing Theory of Evolution of Species and Natural Selection.

- Richard Dawkins, (1941-), English, biologist, zoologist and ethologist.

- Max Delbrück (1906 - 1981), German, biologist.

- Theodosius Dobzhansky, (1900-1975), Ukrainian, evolutionary biologist and geneticist.

- Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg, (1795-1876), German biologist.

- Paul Ehrlich, (1854-1915), German, entomologist and bacteriologist. Nobel Prize in Physiology in 1908.

- R. A. Fisher, (1890-1962), English, biologist and statistician, one of the founders of population genetics.

- E.B. Ford (1901-1988) English, geneticist.

- Elias Magnus Fries, (1794-1878), one of the founders of the modern mushroom taxonomy.

- Jane Goodall, (1934-), North American Zoologist

- Stephen Jay Gould, (1941-2002), North American paleontologist

- Susan Greenfield, (1950-), British chemist, biologist, and neuroscientist.

- Gregor Johann Mendel, (1822-1884), Austrian botanist.

- Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919), German, physicist.

- J. B. S. Haldane (1892-1964), biologist

- William Donald Hamilton (1936-2000), English, biologist.

- Willi Hennig (1913-1976), German, biologist, founder of cladistics.

- Robert Hooke (1635-1703), English.

- Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895), English, scientist.

- Libbie Hyman (1888-1969), zoologist.

- Wilhelm Johannsen, (1857-1927), creator of the term gene.

- Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, (1748-1836), botanist, biologist.

- James Watson biologist - Double helix discoverer.

-Stuart Kauffman, biologist.

- Alfred Kinsey, American, biologist, father of sexology.

- Bernhard Adalbert Emil Koehne, (1848-1918), German.

- Robert Koch, (1843-1910), German, Nobel Prize winner.

- Hans Kornberg, British biologist.

- Friedrich Loeffler, German, biologist.

- Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744-1829), creator of the term biology.

- Charles Alexander Lesueur, biologist.

- Richard Lewontin, biologist.

- Aristid Lindenmayer, biologist.

- Carolus Linnaeus: Often regarded as the founder of systematics and one of the fathers of modern biology.

- Konrad Lorenz (1903-1989), Austrian, founder of ethology.

- James E. Lovelock (1919-), biologist.

- Lynn Margulis, biologist.

- Maud Leonora Menten, biologist.

- August Karl Arnold Michaelis.

- Rita Levi-Montalcini, biologist.

- Ernst Mayr (1904-2005), German, biologist, worked in the United States.

- Gregor Mendel, discovered heredity.

- Luc Montaigner, French, discovered acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

- Desmond Morris (1928-), British, biologist.

- Humberto Maturana, Chilean biologist (Neurobiology), one of the creators of the theory of autopoiesis and the biology of knowledge.

- Aleksandr Oparin - Russian biologist and biochemist.

- Richard Owen, (1804-1892), biologist

- Christian Hendrik Persoon (1761-1836), biologist.

- Gregory Goodwin Pincus, biologist.

- Sidarta Ribeiro (1971-), neurobiologist, specialist in sleep and memory studies

- Alfred Romer (1894-1973), specialist in vertebrate paleontology.

- Robert Rosen (1934-1998), theoretical biologist.

- Ana Sofia Reboleira (1980-), specializing in underground biology.

- Carl Sagan (1934-1996), American, astronomer and biologist.

- Theodor Schwann (1810-1882), German, Physiologist.

- Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804-1881), German, co-founder of cell theory.

- Rupert Sheldrake (1942-), biologist.

- Rolf Singer (1906-1994), German, mycologist.

- John Maynard Smith, biologist.

- Lazzaro Spallanzani (1729-1799), biologist.

- Roger W. Sperry (1913-1994), biologist.

- Edwin Southern (1938), biologist and biochemist.

- Kaspar Maria von Sternberg (1761-1838), founder of paleobotany.

- Armen Takhtajan, botanist

- Robert Trivers, evolutionary biologist

- Ruth Turner, biologist

- James Watson (1928-), biologist, co-author of the discovery of the structure of the DNA molecule, Nobel laureate.

- August Weismann (1834-1914), German, biologist.

- Edward Osborne Wilson, biologist.

- Carl Woese, biologist.

- Sewall Wright (1889-1988), American biologist and geneticist.