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Henry Bates
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Born in Leicester, Leicestershire
Born on 8th of February 1825
Died on 16th of February 1892

Born 1825. Died 1892 - English naturalist.


With his friend Alfred Wallace he set off to explore the Amazon in 1848 and did not return until 1859 bringing back 14,700 specimens including 8,000 new insect species to science. In 1861 he produced Contributions to an Insect Fauna of The Amazon Valley, which provided strong evidence in favour of natural selection.

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