Entomologists

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Entomologists are biological scientists who pursue research on insects and spiders. Their area of research includes observing the life cycle and group behavior of insects. With the help of their research and knowledge in horticulture, genetics, physiology, forestry and microbiology, they identify and control harmful insects. They often use birds and harmless insects to check harmful insects. There are some entomologists who conduct research on particular insects like butterfly. Forensic entomologists deal with the study of insects regarding criminal activities. Their study helps to comprehend the duration of a dead body in a particular place. Entomologists also study the evolution process of insects. Medical entomologists examine the role of insects and spiders in the transmission of disease. Over the course of time there have been many famous entomologists who have enriched our understanding of these diverse species which account for more than two-thirds of all known organisms. This list of famous entomologists incudes names, such as Walter Reed, Paul R. Ehrlich, Charles Rothschild, Lazzaro Spallanzani, Johan Christian Fabricius and others.
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Walter Reed
(U.S. Army Physician Who Led a Team Which Confirmed That Yellow Fever Gets Transmitted By a Mosquito)
Walter Reed
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Birthdate: September 13, 1851
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belroi
Died: November 22, 1902

Walter Reed was a U.S. Army physician best remembered for leading a team which confirmed that yellow fever gets transmitted by a mosquito rather than by direct contact. His work went a long way in the fight against yellow fever.

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Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
(British Politician and Zoologist Who Served as a Member of Parliament from Aylesbury)
Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
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Birthdate: February 8, 1868
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: England
Died: August 27, 1937

Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild was a British soldier, politician, zoologist, and banker. He is best remembered for his service as the president of the largest Jewish communal organization in the UK, the Board of Deputies of British Jews, between 1925 and 1926. Walter Rothschild also made immense contributions to the field of zoology.

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Charles Rothschild
(Banker, Entomologist)
Charles Rothschild
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Birthdate: May 9, 1877
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London
Died: October 12, 1923
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Paul R. Ehrlich
(Entomologist, Zoologist, University teacher)
Paul R. Ehrlich
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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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Pierre-André Latreille
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Birthdate: November 29, 1762
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brive-la-Gaillarde, France
Died: February 6, 1833
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Francesco Redi
(Italian Physician, Naturalist, Biologist, and the First Person to Challenge the Theory of Spontaneous Generation)
Francesco Redi
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Birthdate: February 18, 1626
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Arezzo, Italy
Died: March 1, 1697

Called the founder of experimental biology and father of modern parasitology, Italian physician, biologist, naturalist and poet Francesco Redi did the first major experiment to challenge spontaneous generation. His book Esperienze intorno alla generazione degl'insetti includes most of his famous experiments, while his poem book Bacco in Toscana is counted among the finest works of 17th-century Italian poetry.   

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Mary Ward
(Naturalist)
Mary Ward
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Birthdate: April 27, 1827
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ballylin, County Offaly, Ireland
Died: 1869 AD

English nun Mary Ward was one of the first to show how influential women could be in the Church. Her work led to the development of the Congregation of Jesus and Blessed Virgin Mary, or the Loreto Sisters. She traveled on foot all across Europe, establishing schools and was often criticized by traditionalists.

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William Beebe
(US Explorer and Ornithologist Who Co-Discovered the Bathysphere)
William Beebe
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Birthdate: July 29, 1877
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: June 4, 1962

American marine biologist, ornithologist, and entomologist William Beebe is remembered for his exploratory expeditions conducted for the New York Zoological Society. He also co-discovered the Bathysphere, penned many books, was a renowned lecturer, worked with the New York Zoological Gardens, and led tropical research at the New York Zoological Society.

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Jean-Henri Fabre
(French Entomologist Who is Widely Regarded as the Father of Modern Entomology)
Jean-Henri Fabre
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Birthdate: December 21, 1823
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint-Leons, France
Died: October 11, 1915

Jean-Henri Fabre was a French entomologist, naturalist, teacher, chemist, physicist, botanist, and author. He is best remembered for his study of insects; Fabre is widely regarded as the father of modern entomology. He is also remembered for his interesting literary work on the lives of insects. Jean-Henri Fabre's life and career inspired the 1951 biographical movie Monsieur Fabre.

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Laurent Schwartz
(Mathematician, University teacher, Entomologist)
Laurent Schwartz
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Birthdate: March 5, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris
Died: July 4, 2002
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John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
(Anthropologist, Politician, Archaeologist, Prehistorian, Banker, Statistician, Naturalist, Zoologist, Entomologist)
John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
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Birthdate: April 30, 1834
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London
Died: May 28, 1913

British banker John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury, better known as Sir John Lubbock, had also been an MP. However, he is best known for his contribution to ethnography and archaeology. He is also credited with coining the terms Paleolithic and Neolithic, and is known for his books on animal behavior.

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Giovanni Alfonso Borelli
(Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer, Historian of mathematics, Entomologist)
Giovanni Alfonso Borelli
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Birthdate: January 28, 1608
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Naples
Died: December 31, 1679

While he matriculated in math and taught the subject later, Giovanni Alfonso Borelli also made pioneering discoveries as a physicist and physiologist. With works such as De Motu Animalium, he revolutionized the field of biomechanics, explaining muscular movements with the help of statics and dynamics.

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Johan Christian Fabricius
(Danish Entomologist Who Established the Basis for the Modern Insect Classification)
Johan Christian Fabricius
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Birthdate: January 7, 1745
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tøndern, Denmark
Died: March 3, 1808

Johan Christian Fabricius was a Danish zoologist. He specialized in "Insecta", which at that time included all insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and other anthropoids. He studied under the renowned Swedish zoologist Carl Linnaeus and went on to become one of the most important entomologists of the 18th century. He is credited to have named nearly 10,000 species of animals. 

René-Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur
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Birthdate: February 28, 1683
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rochelle, La, France
Died: October 17, 1757
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René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur
(French Writer and Entomologist Who Introduced the 'Réaumur Temperature Scale')
René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur
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Birthdate: February 28, 1683
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: La Rochelle
Died: October 17, 1757

René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur was a French writer and entomologist. He is best remembered for his contribution to the field of entomology. René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur is also remembered for introducing the Réaumur temperature scale.

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Warwick Estevam Kerr
(Geneticist, Entomologist, Agricultural engineer)
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Birthdate: September 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santana do Parnaíba, São Paulo, Brazil
Died: September 15, 2018
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Patrick Manson
(Scottish Physician Known for Founding the Discipline of Tropical Medicine)
Patrick Manson
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Birthdate: October 3, 1844
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Died: April 9, 1922

Best remembered as the founder of the domain of tropical medicine, parasitologist Sir Patrick Manson also had a degree in law. He practiced medicine in places such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China and was the man behind the formation of the University of Hong Kong. He was later knighted, too.

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Clinton Hart Merriam
(Father of Mammalogy)
Clinton Hart Merriam
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Birthdate: December 5, 1855
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: March 19, 1942

Clinton Hart Merriam was an American mammalogist, zoologist, ornithologist, ecologist, entomologist, geographer, ethnographer, physician, and naturalist. Referred to as the father of mammalogy, Merriam owned a private collection of mammal specimens. Clinton Hart Merriam is also credited with co-founding the National Geographic Society and the American Ornithologists' Union.

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Carlos Chagas
(Physician)
Carlos Chagas
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Birthdate: July 9, 1879
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oliveira, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Died: November 8, 1934

Carlos Chagas was a Brazilian sanitary physician and bacteriologist. Also a clinician and researcher, he discovered Chagas disease, also called American trypanosomiasis, in 1909. He was working at the Oswaldo Cruz Institute in Rio de Janeiro at that time. He was also the first to discover the parasitic fungal genus Pneumocystis. He founded a nursing school as well. 

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William Kirby
(Founder of Entomology)
William Kirby
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Birthdate: September 19, 1759
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Witnesham, Suffolk, England
Died: July 4, 1850
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Willy Burgdorfer
(Scientist)
Willy Burgdorfer
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Birthdate: June 27, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Died: November 17, 2014
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Thomas Say
(Entomologist)
Thomas Say
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Birthdate: June 27, 1787
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 10, 1834
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Auguste Forel
(Swiss Psychiatrist Known for Contributions to 'Sexology' and 'Myrmecology')
Auguste Forel
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Birthdate: September 1, 1848
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Morges, Switzerland
Died: July 27, 1931

Renowned Swiss neuroanatomist and psychiatrist Auguste Forel is known for his lifelong research on the human brain structure. He also devoted himself to social causes, such as the prevention of alcoholism. His early interest in insects led him to study the psychology of ants, too.

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Edward F. Knipling
(Entomologist)
Edward F. Knipling
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Birthdate: March 20, 1909
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Victoria, Texas, United States
Died: March 17, 2000
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Thomas Eisner
(Ecologist and entomologist)
Thomas Eisner
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Birthdate: June 25, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: May 25, 2011
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Carl Gustaf Mannerheim
(Finnish Entomologist and Governor of the Viipuri Province in the Grand Duchy of Finland)
Carl Gustaf Mannerheim
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Birthdate: August 10, 1797
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Askainen, Finland
Died: October 9, 1854

Carl Gustaf Mannerheim was a Finnish entomologist who devoted much of his time to acquire a large scientific collection of Coleoptera. He is also remembered for his service as the chief judge of the Imperial Court of Appeals from 1839 until his death in 1854.

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Paul Gervais
(Paleontologist)
Paul Gervais
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Birthdate: September 26, 1816
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 10, 1879
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Charles Lee Remington
(Entomologist)
Charles Lee Remington
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Birthdate: January 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Reedville, Virginia, United States
Died: May 31, 2007
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Paul-Émile Botta
(Italian-Born French Archaeologist Who Discovered the Ruins of the Assyrian Capital of 'Dur-Sharrukin')
Paul-Émile Botta
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Birthdate: December 6, 1802
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: March 29, 1870

The son of a renowned Italian historian, Italian-born French archaeologist Paul-Émile Botta was chosen as a consul at Mosul, modern-day Iraq. While he initially excavated relics of Assyrian king Sargon II's palace, he later mistakenly believed he had discovered Nineveh. One shipment of the antiquities he unearthed was sunk in transit.

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William Morton Wheeler
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Birthdate: March 19, 1865
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: April 19, 1937
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Alphonse Pyrame de Candolle
(French-Swiss Botanist Best Known for His Contributions to the Study of the Geographic Distribution of Plants)
Alphonse Pyrame de Candolle
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Birthdate: October 28, 1806
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 4, 1893

Born to famous botanist Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, Alphonse Pyrame de Candolle had initially studied law but switched to botany later. Part of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, he made significant contributions to phytogeography. He also called the inaugural International Botanical Congress for standardizing botanical nomenclature.

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Charles De Geer
(Industrialist)
Charles De Geer
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Birthdate: January 30, 1720
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Finspång, Sweden
Died: March 7, 1778

Charles De Geer was a Swedish entomologist and industrialist. A respected entomologist, De Geer was made a member of the prestigious Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences at the age of 19. In 1748, Charles De Geer was elected a member of the French Academy of Sciences. 

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Rudolph Jacob Camerarius
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Birthdate: February 12, 1665
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tübingen, Germany
Died: September 11, 1721
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Vincent Wigglesworth
(Entomologist)
Vincent Wigglesworth
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Birthdate: April 17, 1899
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kirkham, England
Died: February 11, 1994
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Charles Valentine Riley
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Birthdate: September 18, 1843
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chelsea, London, England
Died: September 14, 1895
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Thomas R. Odhiambo
(Kenyan Environmental Activist and Entomologist)
Thomas R. Odhiambo
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Birthdate: February 4, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nyanza Province, Kenya
Died: May 26, 2003
Thomas R. Odhiambo was a Kenyan environmental activist and entomologist. He is credited with founding an international scientific research institute called the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology. Thomas R. Odhiambo also helped found three institutions of learning, namely the African Academy of Sciences, the Kenyan National Academy of Sciences, and the Third World Academy of Sciences.
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John Henry Comstock
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Birthdate: February 24, 1849
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Janesville, Wisconsin, United States
Died: March 20, 1931
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Orator F. Cook
(Entomologist, Botanist, and Agronomist Known for His Work on Rubber and Cotton Cultivation)
Orator F. Cook
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Birthdate: May 28, 1867
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Clyde, New York, United States
Died: April 23, 1949

Orator F. Cook was an American entomologist, botanist, and agronomist. He is best remembered for his work on rubber and cotton cultivation. He is credited with coining the word speciation to describe a process where existing species give rise to new ones. Orator F. Cook published almost 400 articles on topics like genetics, sociology, evolution, anthropology, and geography.

Ernest Doudart de Lagrée
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Birthdate: March 31, 1823
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Grenoble, France
Died: March 12, 1868
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Amnon Freidberg
(Entomologist)
Amnon Freidberg
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Birthdate: September 18, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haifa, Israel
Died: October 10, 2020
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Bill Ricker
(Entomologist, Ichthyologist)
Bill Ricker
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Birthdate: August 11, 1908
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Waterdown, Hamilton, Canada
Died: September 8, 2001
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Leland Ossian Howard
(Entomologist)
Leland Ossian Howard
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Birthdate: June 11, 1857
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rockford, Illinois, United States
Died: May 1, 1950
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Filippo Silvestri
(Entomologist)
Filippo Silvestri
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Birthdate: June 22, 1873
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bevagna, Italy
Died: June 10, 1949
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Alfred E. Emerson
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Birthdate: December 31, 1896
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ithaca, New York, United States
Died: October 3, 1976
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René Jeannel
(Entomologist)
René Jeannel
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Birthdate: March 23, 1879
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 20, 1965
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Orlando Park
(American entomologist)
Orlando Park
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Birthdate: October 13, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Died: September 23, 1969