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William Kirby

English entomologist

Died when: 90 years 288 days (1089 months)
Star Sign: Virgo

 

William Kirby

William Kirby (19 September 1759 – 4 July 1850) was an English entomologist, an original member of the Linnean Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society, as well as a country rector, so that he was an eminent example of the "parson-naturalist".

He is considered the "founder of entomology".


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