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Re: 152nd anniversary of G. A. Mantell's death and the short list of most important persons in the history of discovering fossils



No Richard Owen?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Vladimír Socha" <Seismosaurus@seznam.cz>
To: <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2004 8:05 PM
Subject: 152nd anniversary of G. A. Mantell's death and the short list of most 
important persons in the history of discovering
fossils


> Good day!
> I'm sorry, but I just can't resist creating statistics, schemes, lists, etc. 
> I've tryed to make a short list of the most (?)
important persons in the history of geology and paleontology (+ collecting 
fossils and/or studying strata before the 19th Century).
Included are only persons that aren't alive already. The order is according to 
the date of birth. I'm well awared of the fact, that
this is a subjective selection and therefore any addings, corrections etc. are 
greatly appreciated. I also wasn't able to find a
data for some persons, so please feel free to react. Vlad
> P.S. Please excuse the (Europian?) habit of placing the number of days in 
> front of months.
>
>
> Anaximander of Miletus  610-545/6 BCE
>
> Xenophanes of Colophon  570-470/8 BCE
>
> Empedocles of Agragas  492(484)-432(424) BCE
>
> Chang Qu  4th Century BCE (?)
>
> Strabon  64-19(23,4,6) BCE
>
> Pliny the Elder (Plinius Secundus) 23-79 CE
>
> Fa Hsien  337-422 CE
>
> St. Augustine (A. Augustinus) 13 Nov 354 - 28 Aug 430
>
> Ibn Sina (Avicenna)  980 - 1037
>
> Albertus Magnus  1193 (1206) - 15 November 1280
>
> Giovanni Boccaccio  1313 - 21 December 1375
>
> Leonardo Da Vinci  15 April 1452 - 2 May 1519
>
> Konrad von Gessner  26 March 1516 - 13 December 1565
>
> Athanasius Kircher  2 May 1601/2 - 28 November 1680
>
> John Ray  1627 - 1705
>
> Robert Hooke  18 June 1635 - 3 March 1703
>
> Nicolaus Steno  January 1638 - 1686
>
> Robert Plot  December 1640 - 30 April 1696
>
> Edward Lhuyd  1660 - 1709
>
> John Woodward  1665 - 1718
>
> Johann Jakob Scheuchzer  1672 - 1733
>
> Georges L. de Buffon  7 September 1707 - 16 April 1788
>
> James Hutton  3 June 1726 - 26 March 1797
>
> Jean Baptiste Robinet  1735 - 1820
>
> Charles Wilson Peale  1741 - 1827
>
> Jean Baptiste Lamarck  1 August 1744 - 28 December 1829
>
> James Parkinson  11 April 1755 - 21 December 1824
>
> Kaspar Maria von Sternberg  6 Jan 1761 - 10 Feb 1832/8
>
> William Smith  23 March 1769 - 28 August 1839
>
> Georges Cuvier  23 August 1769 - 13 May 1832
>
> Georg August Goldfuss  18 April 1782 - 2 October 1848
>
> William Buckland  12 March 1784 - 24 August 1856
>
> William D. Conybeare  7 June 1787 - 12 August 1857
>
> Gideon A. Mantell  3 February 1790 - 10 November 1852
>
> Edward Hitchcock  24 May 1793 - 27 February 1864
>
> Charles Lyell  14 November 1797 - 22 February 1875
>
> Searless V. Wood  14 February 1798 - 26 October 1880
>
> Mary Anning  21 May 1799 - 9 March 1847
>
> Joachim Barrande  11 August 1799 - 5 October 1883
>
> Ch. E. H. von Meyer  3 September 1801 - 2 April 1869
>
> Adolph D'Archiac  24 September 1802 - 24 December 1868
>
> Eduard de Verneuil  13 February 1805 - 29 May 1873
>
> Leo Lesquereux  1806 - 1889
>
> P. De Malpas Grey Egerton  13 Nov 1806 - 6 April 1881
>
> Pierre E. P. Matheron  1807 - 1899
>
> Benjamin W. Hawkins  8 February 1807 - 1889
>
> Louis Aggassiz  28 May 1807 - 24 December 1873
>
> Hugh Falconer 24 February 1808 - 31 January 1865
>
> Charles Darwin  12 February 1809 - 19 April 1882
>
> Thomas Wright  9 November 1809 - Nov 1884
>
> Paul Gervais  29 September 1816 - 10 February 1879
>
> Thomas Davidson 17 May 1817 - 14 October 1885
>
> Benjamin Mudge  11 August 1817 - 21 November 1879
>
> John William Dawson  13 October 1820 - 1899
>
> Joseph Le Conte 1823 - 1901
>
> Alfred Russell Wallace  8 January 1823 - 7 November 1913
>
> Joseph Leidy  9 September 1823 - 3 April 1891
>
> Peter Martin Duncan  20 April 1824 - 28 May 1891
>
> Thomas Henry Huxley  4 May 1825 - 29 June 1895
>
> Eudes Deslongchamps  1830 - 1895 (89)
>
> Charles Othniel Marsh  29 October 1831 - 18 March 1899
>
> Thomas Chesmer Weston  1832 - 1911
>
> Alpheus Hyatt  1838 - 1902
>
> Ferdinand Stoliczka  May 1838 - 19 June 1874
>
> Henry Govier Seeley  18 February 1839 - 8 January 1909
>
> Karl A. von Zittel 25 September 1839 - 5 January 1904
>
> Edward Drinker Cope  28 July 1840 - 12 April 1897
>
> Vladimir Kovalevski  1843 - 1883
>
> William H. Reed  1848 - 1915
>
> Richard Lydekker  1849 - 1915
>
> Charles Hazelius Sternberg  1850 - 1943
>
> Charles Doolittle Walcott  31 March 1850 - 9 Feb 1927
>
> Samuel W. Williston  10 July 1852 - 1918
>
> Charles Schuchert  1856 - 1942
>
> Louis Dollo  1857 - 1931
>
> Henry F. Osborn  8 August 1857 - 6 November 1935
>
> William Parker Foulke  1858 - 1929
>
> William Berryman Scott  1858 - 1947
>
> Joseph Burr Tyrell  1858 - 1957
>
> John Bell Hatcher  11 October 1861 - 3 July 1904
>
> Earl Douglass  1862 - 1931
>
> Eberhard Fraas  1862 - 1915
>
> Lawrence M. Lambe  1863 - 1919
>
> Vladimir A. Obruchev  1863 - 1956
>
> Robert Broom  30 November 1866 - 6 April 1951
>
> Bashford Dean  1867 - 1925
>
> Vernon L. Kellog  1867 - 1937
>
> Richard Swan Lull  1867 - 1957
>
> William A. Parks  1868 - 1939
>
> John C. Merriam  20 October 1869 - 30 October 1945
>
> Ernst Stromer  1870 - 1952
>
> William Diller Mathew  1871 - 1930
>
> Walter Granger  1872 - 1941
>
> Barnum Brown  1873 - 1963
>
> Charles W. Gilmore  1874 - 1945
>
> Richard Knight  1874 - 1953
>
> Fridrich von Huene  1875 - 1969
>
> Franz Nopcsa  3 May 1877 - 25 April 1933
>
> William John Sinclair  1877 - 1935
>
> Werner Janensch  1878 - 1969
>
> Alfred L. Wegener  1 November 1880 - 2/3 November 1930
>
> Edwin Hennig  1882 - 1977
>
> Childs Frick  1883 - 1965
>
> George F. Sternberg  1883 - 1969
>
> Roy Chapman Andrews  26 January 1884 - 1960
>
> Afrikan N. Kristofovich  1885 - 1953
>
> Charles M. Sternberg  1885 - 1981
>
> Alexander Wetmore  1886 - 1978
>
> J. B. S. Haldane  5 November 1892 - 1 December 1964
>
> Alfred S. Romer 28 December 1894 - 5 November 1973
>
> Levi Sternberg  1894 - 1976
>
> C. C. Young  1897 - 1979
>
> Roland T. Bird  1899 - 1978
>
> William Winkley  1900 - 1976
>
> George Gaylord Simpson  16 June 1902 - 6 October 1984
>
> Glenn Lowell Jepsen  1903 - 1978
>
> Louis Leakey  7 October 1903 - October 1972
>
> Albert De Lapparent  1905 - 1975
>
> Zdenek Burian  11 February 1905 - 1 July 1981
>
> Edwin H. Colbert  28 September 1905 - 13 November 2001
>
> Ivan A. Jefremov  22 April 1907 - 8 October 1972
>
> Everett C. Olsson  1910 - 1993
>
> Louis Alvarez  1911 - 1988
>
> Mary Leakey  6 February 1913 - 1996
>
> Eugenii A. Maleev  1915 - 1966
>
> Stephen Jay Gould  10 September 1941 - 20 May 2002
>
> J. John Sepkoski 26 July 1948 - 21 May 1999
>
>
> Well, I wasn't able to find the dates for these: Richard Brooks, Joshua 
> Platt, Hans Reck, Mary Ann Mantell, Arthur Lakes, O. W.
Lucas, W. B. Sattler, W. E. Cuttler and Novojilov.
>
> Thanks for any help, Vlad
>
> "Despite, what we had been led to believe, the T. rex was not a scavenger at 
> all. We clocked one at 50 km an hour."  John Parker
Hammond, Jurassic memoirs, 1997
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