Sir Richard Owen
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Born in Lancaster, Lancashire
Born on 20th of July 1804
Died on 18th of December 1892

Born 1804. Died 1892 - English zoologist and palaeontologist.

Eminent zoologist of Victorian England, published 400 scientific papers and many books including British Fossil Mammals and Birds (1846) and A History of British Fossil Reptiles (1849-84). Played important role in establishing the now Natural History Museum. Named and constructed many well known fossils. Coined the term “dinosaur” (terrible lizard). Accepted knighthood in 1884.

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