Adrian Hardy Haworth

Botanist, Academic

1767 – 1833

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Who was Adrian Hardy Haworth?

Adrian Hardy Haworth was an English entomologist, botanist and carcinologist.

He was the son of Benjamin Haworth of Haworth Hall. He was educated by tutors and steered towards a career in law, but had little interest in the profession and after inheriting the estate of his parents, devoted all his time to natural history.

In 1792 he settled in Chelsea where he met William Jones who was to have a great influence on him. He became a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London in 1798. His research work was aided by his use of the library and herbarium of his friend Sir Joseph Banks and regular visits to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

He was the author of Lepidoptera Britannica, the most authoritative work on British butterflies and moths until Henry Tibbats Stainton's Manual in 1857. He was also a carcinologist, specialising in shrimp. He is responsible for the names of several taxa, including:

Order Mysida Haworth, 1825

Family Mysidae Haworth, 1825

Superfamily Pandaloidea Haworth, 1825

Family Pandalidae Haworth, 1825

Superfamily Crangonoidea Haworth, 1825

Family Crangonidae Haworth, 1825

Family Porcellanidae Haworth, 1825

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Apr 19, 1767
Kingston upon Hull
Also known as
  • Хэуорт, Адриан Харди
Lived in
  • HM Prison Hull
Aug 24, 1833

on July 23, 2013


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