Famous American Entomologists

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 1 Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov
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Famous As: Novelist, Poet
Birthdate: April 23, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 2, 1977
Russian author Vladimir Nabokov, also known by his pen name, Vladimir Sirin, is best remembered for his controversial novel Lolita. His other works include the novel Pale Fire and his memoir, Speak, Memory. He was also an entomologist, specializing in lepidoptery. He also liked composing chess problems.

 2 Walter Reed

Walter Reed
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Famous As: Military physician, Zoologist, Entomologist
Birthdate: September 13, 1851
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belroi
Died: November 22, 1902

 3 Paul R. Ehrlich

Paul R. Ehrlich
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Famous As: Entomologist, Zoologist, University teacher
Birthdate: May 29, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia

Paul R. Ehrlich is a biologist best known for the 1968 book The Population Bomb, which he co-authored with his wife, Anne. He kindled controversy for his views on the consequences of population growth in a world with limited resources. He has been called an "irrepressible doomster” by his critics, while his supporters credit him for spreading concern about overpopulation. 

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 4 William Beebe

William Beebe
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Famous As: Ornithologist
Birthdate: July 29, 1877
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: June 4, 1962

 5 Clinton Hart Merriam

Clinton Hart Merriam
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Famous As: Zoologist
Birthdate: December 5, 1855
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: March 19, 1942

 6 Willy Burgdorfer

Willy Burgdorfer
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: June 27, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Died: November 17, 2014

 7 Edward F. Knipling

Edward F. Knipling
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Famous As: Entomologist
Birthdate: March 20, 1909
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Victoria, Texas, United States
Died: March 17, 2000
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 8 Thomas Say

Thomas Say
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Famous As: Entomologist
Birthdate: June 27, 1787
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 10, 1834

 9 Thomas Eisner

Thomas Eisner
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Famous As: Ecologist and entomologist
Birthdate: June 25, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: May 25, 2011

 10 Charles Lee Remington

Charles Lee Remington
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Famous As: Entomologist
Birthdate: January 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Reedville, Virginia, United States
Died: May 31, 2007

 11 William Morton Wheeler

William Morton Wheeler
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Famous As: Entomologist
Birthdate: March 19, 1865
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: April 19, 1937

 12 Charles Valentine Riley

Charles Valentine Riley
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Famous As: Entomologist
Birthdate: September 18, 1843
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chelsea, London, England
Died: September 14, 1895

 13 Orator F. Cook

Orator F. Cook
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Famous As: Botanist, Entomologist
Birthdate: May 28, 1867
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Clyde, New York, United States
Died: April 23, 1949

 14 John Henry Comstock

John Henry Comstock
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Famous As: Researcher
Birthdate: February 24, 1849
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Janesville, Wisconsin, United States
Died: March 20, 1931

 15 Leland Ossian Howard

Leland Ossian Howard
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Famous As: Entomologist
Birthdate: June 11, 1857
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rockford, Illinois, United States
Died: May 1, 1950

 16 Alfred E. Emerson

Alfred E. Emerson
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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: December 31, 1896
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ithaca, New York, United States
Died: October 3, 1976

 17 Orlando Park

Orlando Park
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Famous As: American entomologist
Birthdate: October 13, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Died: September 23, 1969