List of famous naturalists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Naturalists are the individuals who are expert in natural history. They are primarily zoologists or botanists who help the people in gaining an appreciation for the natural world. They act as the link between environment and the uninformed public whom they educate about the natural world and its processes. Naturalists teach the people how human activity affects the environment, natural resources and the living beings that inhabit the earth, and also demonstrate how interested parties can protect the environment. Charles Darwin the 19th century naturalist made significant contributions to the evolutionary theory. The famous painter John James Audubon was also a naturalist who published the ‘Birds of America’. American ornithologist Florence Merriam was a pioneer in her field who campaigned against the mistreatment and unnecessary killing of birds. The prolific writer Rachel Carson was one of the first people who made people understand the evils of pollution and played a key role in the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. One very famous naturalist of our time is Jane Goodall who is not just the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees but also the UN Messenger of Peace. This section provides you information about the life and works of various famous naturalists from all over the world.

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Steve BackshallSteve Backshall
British
Bob IrwinBob Irwin
Australian

Charles KennedyCharles Kennedy
American

Johann Friedrich BlumenbachJohann Friedrich Blumenbach
German

Joy AdamsonJoy Adamson
Austrian, Czech, British

John BurroughsJohn Burroughs
American
Li ShizhenLi Shizhen
Chinese

Francesco RediFrancesco Redi
Italian

Gilbert WhiteGilbert White
British

Gavin MaxwellGavin Maxwell
British
Lazzaro SpallanzaniLazzaro Spallanzani
Italian
Takashi AmanoTakashi Amano
Japanese

Gene Stratton-PorterGene Stratton-Porter
American

John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
British

William BeebeWilliam Beebe
American
Roy Chapman AndrewsRoy Chapman Andrews
American

Conrad GessnerConrad Gessner
Swiss
William Henry HudsonWilliam Henry Hudson
Argentinian, British

Emin PashaEmin Pasha
German

Georg ForsterGeorg Forster
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Thomas PennantThomas Pennant
Welsh

Jan SwammerdamJan Swammerdam
German, Dutch
John Tradescant the ElderJohn Tradescant the Elder
British

Lewis ThomasLewis Thomas
American

George CrabbeGeorge Crabbe
British
Henry Walter BatesHenry Walter Bates
British
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Engelbert KaempferEngelbert Kaempfer
German
Bernard Germain de LacépèdeBernard Germain de Lacépède
French

José Bonifácio de AndradaJosé Bonifácio de Andrada
Brazilian

Ulisse AldrovandiUlisse Aldrovandi
Italian

Philip Henry GossePhilip Henry Gosse
British
Huang ZongxiHuang Zongxi
Chinese

Horace Bénédict de SaussureHorace Bénédict de Saussure
Swiss

Samuel HearneSamuel Hearne
British

Spencer Fullerton BairdSpencer Fullerton Baird
American

José de AcostaJosé de Acosta
Spanish
Thomas NuttallThomas Nuttall
British

Clinton Hart MerriamClinton Hart Merriam
American
Christian Gottfried EhrenbergChristian Gottfried Ehrenberg
German

Lorenz OkenLorenz Oken
German

Henri MouhotHenri Mouhot
French
Catharine Parr TraillCatharine Parr Traill
Canadian, British

Sir John Leslie, 4th BaronetSir John Leslie, 4th Baronet
Scottish
Pierre BelonPierre Belon
French

Joseph Wood KrutchJoseph Wood Krutch
American

Prince Maximilian of Wied-NeuwiedPrince Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied
German

Geoffrey GrigsonGeoffrey Grigson
British

John BachmanJohn Bachman
American
Jónas HallgrímssonJónas Hallgrímsson
Icelander

Edward ForbesEdward Forbes
Manx

Susan Fenimore CooperSusan Fenimore Cooper
American

Henry Nicholas RidleyHenry Nicholas Ridley
British
Bernardino TelesioBernardino Telesio
Italian
Florentino AmeghinoFlorentino Ameghino
Argentinian

Pierre François Xavier de CharlevoixPierre François Xavier de Charlevoix
French

Hugh LowHugh Low
British

Eduard RüppellEduard Rüppell
German
Charles Wyville ThomsonCharles Wyville Thomson
Scottish

John RichardsonJohn Richardson
British, Scottish
Théodore MonodThéodore Monod
French

Bernard de JussieuBernard de Jussieu
French

Elizabeth Cabot AgassizElizabeth Cabot Agassiz
American
Louis-Jean-Marie DaubentonLouis-Jean-Marie Daubenton
French

Karl Ernst ClausKarl Ernst Claus
Russian
Paul-Émile BottaPaul-Émile Botta
French, Italian

Edward Daniel ClarkeEdward Daniel Clarke
British

Jack MinerJack Miner
Canadian
Mary Vaux WalcottMary Vaux Walcott
American

Johann Lukas SchönleinJohann Lukas Schönlein
German
Gabriela ZapolskaGabriela Zapolska
Polish

Guillaume RondeletGuillaume Rondelet
French

Jean SenebierJean Senebier
Swiss

William Balfour BaikieWilliam Balfour Baikie
Scottish
Abraham TrembleyAbraham Trembley
Swiss

Maria MartinMaria Martin
American

Félix Archimède PouchetFélix Archimède Pouchet
French

Frederic Ward PutnamFrederic Ward Putnam
American

Antoine de JussieuAntoine de Jussieu
French
Cyriel BuysseCyriel Buysse
Belgian

Christian Konrad SprengelChristian Konrad Sprengel
German
Giacomo DoriaGiacomo Doria
Italian

Andreas KarkavitsasAndreas Karkavitsas
Greek

Henri-Alexandre JunodHenri-Alexandre Junod
Swiss
Jean-Étienne GuettardJean-Étienne Guettard
French

Kenneth C. BruggerKenneth C. Brugger
American
Charles William PeachCharles William Peach
British

Kenneth S. NorrisKenneth S. Norris
American
Felix AdlerFelix Adler
American

Pierre LyonnetPierre Lyonnet
Dutch

James Scott BowerbankJames Scott Bowerbank
British
William Crawford WilliamsonWilliam Crawford Williamson
British

William Hamilton GibsonWilliam Hamilton Gibson
American
Antoine-Alfred MarcheAntoine-Alfred Marche
French