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Bates, Henry Walter

Born: 1825 AD
Died: 1892 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Explorer, Naturalists

1825 – Henry Walter Bates is a English explorer and naturalist was born 8th of February in Leicester.

1838 – Became apprentice to a hosier.

He studied in his spare time, and collected insects in Charnwood Forest.

1843 – He had a short paper on beetles published in The Zoologist magazine.

1864 – Worked as assistant secretary of the Royal Geographical Society.

1881 – Elected a fellow of the Royal Society.

Henry Bates is famous for his amplification of Darwin’s and Wallace’s theory of evolution by natural selection.

His own theory of mimicry, which now bears his name (Batesian Mimicry), provided evidence for evolution by

natural selection.

1892 – Henry Bates died 16th of February because of bronchitis.