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Fuertes, Louis Agassiz

Born: 1874 AD
Died: 1927 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Artists, Ornithologist

1874 – Born on February 7th in Ithaca, New York. American artist and naturalist.

1897 – Graduated from Cornell University.

1898 – He spent a year studying with Abbott H. Thayer, which improved his technique very materially, and with him and his son, Gerald Thayer, he went to Florida. This was the first of a series of expeditions which widened his knowledge of the birds of North America.

1899 – He went to Alaska with the famed Harriman expedition, and two years later be visited western Texas and New Mexico with a party from the United States Biological Survey.

1902 – He visited the Bahamas, the Pacific Coast, the prairies of Saskatchewan and the Canadian Rockies, the Cuthbert Rookery in Florida, Yucatan and eastern Mexico, and Colombia, South America.

1904 – Fuertes was married to Margaret F. Sumner of Ithaca, by whom he had two children.

1923 – He was lecturer in ornithology at Cornell University.

1926 – He made an expedition to little-known parts of Abyssinia with Dr. Wilfred H. Osgood for the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.

1927 – He was killed in a grade-crossing accident and died on August 22nd.