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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



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From: "john hunt" <john.bass@ntlworld.com>
To: "Vladimír  Socha" <Seismosaurus@seznam.cz>, dinosaur@usc.edu
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Subject: Re: 152nd anniversary of G. A. Mantell's death and the short list of 
most important persons in the history of discovering fossils
Date: 10. 11. 2004 23:29
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< 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

Nah, of course...I probably forgot about him. 20 July 1804 - 18 December 1892

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