Biologist Biographies

The progress of science is of course attributed to the scientists who made the discoveries. Learn about some of the important biologists of the world, including the famous, infamous, and unknown.

Father of Biology - Aristotle star
When did the study of life begin? Who can be credited with founding the academic branch of biology? Aristotle is considered the Father of Biology; learn a little about his life in this article.

Ignaz Semmelweis, 1818 – 1865 star
Ignaz Semmelweis is considered the father of hygiene, but it took many years of hard work on his part before his theory that washing hands between patients was accepted in his homeland of Hungary, and many years after his death before it was accepted in other countries.

Mother of Biology - Maria Sibylla Merian star
The oldest record of a woman that succeeded working on a scientific endeavor was Maria Sibylla Merian, who lived from 1647 to 1717 in Germany.

Reginald Crundal Punnett - Geneticist (1875-1967) star
Reginald Crundal Punnett was an early geneticist and is perhaps best known for devising the "Punnett Square" to depict the number and variety of genetic combinations.

Sir Hans Sloane - Prominent Natural Historian star
A prominent British physician, Sir Hans Sloane is even better known as an early naturalist. He is also famous for having developed milk chocolate!

Stephen Jay Gould - Biologist and Paleontologist star
Stephen Jay Gould (September 10, 1941 - May 20, 2002) was a modern science treasure. His writings allowed countless readers to experience the wonder and joy of evolutionary biology and paleontology.

Sylvia Earle - Oceanographer and Undersea Explorer star
"With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you're connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live." - Sylvia Earle

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