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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



Phewww... I don't know a lot of people on this list!

Empedocles of Agragas 492(484)-432(424) BCE

Akragas (today Agrigento).

Chang Qu  4th Century BCE (?)

[...]

Fa Hsien 337-422 CE

If you use the same transcription for both, then the 2nd becomes Fa Xian.

Pliny the Elder (Plinius Secundus) 23-79 CE

The Elder is "secundus"? ~:-|

Leonardo Da Vinci 15 April 1452 - 2 May 1519

Isn't that da Vinci?

Jean Baptiste Lamarck 1 August 1744 - 28 December 1829

de Lamarck.

Georg August Goldfuss 18 April 1782 - 2 October 1848

Probably Goldfuß, but I don't know.

Adolph D'Archiac 24 September 1802 - 24 December 1868

If he's French, then he's Adolphe, and d'Archiac.

Eduard de Verneuil 13 February 1805 - 29 May 1873

If he's French, he's Édouard.

Leo Lesquereux 1806 - 1889

Likewise... probably Léo.

P. De Malpas Grey Egerton 13 Nov 1806 - 6 April 1881

Uh... how many surnames? Two? ~:-|

Louis Aggassiz 28 May 1807 - 24 December 1873

Agassiz.

Joseph Le Conte 1823 - 1901

Not Comte?

Eudes Deslongchamps 1830 - 1895 (89)

Eudes-Deslongchamps is the surname.

Charles Othniel Marsh 29 October 1831 - 18 March 1899

Othniel Charles ("O. C.").

Henry Govier Seeley 18 February 1839 - 8 January 1909

Harry.

Fridrich von Huene 1875 - 1969

Friedrich.

Franz Nopcsa 3 May 1877 - 25 April 1933

Hmm... I think that's more like "Franz, Baron von Nopcsa"... and in Hungarian, this starts with Ferenc... but don't ask me to what degree he was Hungarian... forget about it :^)


C. C. Young 1897 - 1979

(Yang Zhongjian... "C. C." is for "Chung-chien"...)

Albert De Lapparent 1905 - 1975

de Lapparent.

Mary Leakey 6 February 1913 - 1996

And the rest of the dynasty?

Eugenii A. Maleev 1915 - 1966

Not u, v. (We could waffle endlessly about the rest of the spelling, but this is definite.)