English naturalist, botanist and science patron.
1743 – Born on the 13th of february in London, England.
1751 – Joseph was educated at Harrow School.
1756 – Educated and graduated at Eton College.
1760 – Enrolled as a gentleman-commoner at Oxford University.
1764 – He paid Cambridge botanist Israel Lyons to deliver a series of lectures at Oxford.
1766 – He was elected to the Royal Society.
1768-1771 – He took part in Cook’s first great voyage, and some 75 species bear Banks’ name.
– Credited with the introduction to the West of eucalyptus, acacia, mimosa, and the genus named after him, Banksia.
1771 – He arrived back in England on 12th of July and immediately became famous.
1778-1797 – He served as secretary of Dilettante Society.
1778 – He was elected president of the Royal Society.
1779 – Married in March with Dorothea. daughter of W. W. Hugesson.
1781 – He was made a baronet, three years after being elected president of the Royal Society.
1797 – Banks was an adviser to King George III on the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
– Banks’s health began to fail early in the nineteenth century and he suffered much from gout every winter.
1820 – Forwarded his resignation as president of the Royal Society but withdrew it at the request of the council.
1820 – Sir Joseph Banks died on 19th June.