1823 – Born on January 8th in Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales. British humanist, naturalist, geographer, and social critic. 1840 – Began to take an interest in botany, and began the formation of a herbarium. In 1847 he took his first journey out of England, spending a week in Paris with his brother and sister. 1844-1845 – ..
1899 – Born on June 2nd in Joliet, Illinois. Edwin Way Teale was a naturalist, writer, and photographer who captured the imaginations and hearts of Americans in his many books about nature. 1941 – He left his New York career in October to fulfill that dream. 1943 – He also won the John Burroughs Award ..
1860 – Born on August 14th in South Shields, Durham, England. A naturalist and writer who was an early practitioner of the modern school of animal-fiction writing. 1866 – Seton was raised in North America, his family having emigrated to Canada. 1902 – He wrote the first of a series of articles that began the ..
23 CE – Gaius Plinius Secundus was born. – He mentions the grammarians and rhetoricians, Remmius Palaemon and Arellius Fuscus, and he may have been their student. In Rome he studied botany in the topiarius of the aged Antonius Castor, and saw the fine old lotus trees in the grounds that had once ..
1707 – born on the farm Råshult, located in Älmhult Municipality on the 23rd of May. 1717 – He was sent to the primary school at the city Växjö. 1724 – He passed to the gymnasium there, but with meager results in the clerical faculty. 1729 – He became convinced of the importance of the ..
1929 – Born in Berlin, Germany. German chemical ecologist, entomologist, and naturalist. 1933 – Eisner emigrated with his family to Barcelona, Spain, then to France and then Uruguay. 1948-1955 – He went to the United States, and was a research associate at Harvard, where he worked with socio-biologist E O Wilson. 1957 – He joined ..
1731 – Born at Elston Hall, Nottinghamshire near Newark-on-Trent, England,on the 12th of August, the youngest of 7 children of Robert Darwin of Elston a lawyer, and his wife Elizabeth Hill. He was educated at Chesterfield School, then later at St John’s College, Cambridge. Obtained his medical education at Edinburgh Medical School. ..
1716 – Daubenton was born at Montbard (Côte d’Or), on the 29th of May. 1741 – He graduated in medicine at Reims, and returned to his native town planning to practise as a physician. 1742 – Buffon invited Daubenton to assist him by providing the anatomical descriptions for that work. 1744 – ..
1809 – Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England on the 12th of February. 1817 – Attended the school runned by the preachers of the Unitarian Chapel. 1818 – At the age of nine, he entered Anglican Shrewsbury School. 1825 – He was an apprentice to his father, a doctor. He attended ..