Ray Lankester

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1847 – 1929

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Who was Ray Lankester?

Sir E. Ray Lankester KCB, FRS was a British zoologist, born in London.

An invertebrate zoologist and evolutionary biologist, he held chairs at University College London and Oxford University. He was the third Director of the Natural History Museum, and was awarded the Copley Medal of the Royal Society.

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Born
May 15, 1847
London
Also known as
  • E. Ray Lankester
Parents
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Christ Church, Oxford
  • St John's School, Leatherhead
  • St Paul's School, London
    (1858 - )
Employment
  • Director of Natural History Depaertment, British Museum
    (1898 - 1907)
  • University of London
Lived in
  • London
Died
Aug 13, 1929
Chelsea

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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