Mary Anning, a British fossil collector, and paleontologist, is considered to be the woman who discovered dinosaurs. She lived on the coast of the English Channel in the Jurassic fossil beds and is named amongst one of the most important figures in the history of science, as her discoveries led to key evidences for the theory of extinction. She was a determined person and did not let her poverty or lack of a formal education stop her from learning more about the fossils she was finding. Anning worked diligently, learnt the scientific words, and even taught herself French in order to read the works of Georges Cuvier, who is considered to be the Father of Paleontology. She would also dissect modern animals like cuttle-fish to understand their anatomy better. However, in spite of all her achievements, she never saw financial abundance, nor did she get credits or mentions in scientific papers for many of her discoveries. Nonetheless, after her death her story was taken up by writers and poets as an inspiration to many people who wish to pursue a career in Paleontology.