• Born date: 1904-07-05
  • Born in: German Empire
  • Death date: 2005-02-03
  • Death in: United states
Ernst Mayr

Not to be confused with Ernst Mayer, Ernst Meyer or Ernest May.Ernst Walter Mayr (July 5, 1904 – February 3, 2005) was one of the 20th century's leading evolutionary biologists. He was also a renowned taxonomist, tropical explorer, ornithologist, and historian of science.