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Biographical entry Lamarck, Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine (1744 - 1829)

Born
1 August 1744
France
Died
18 December 1829
Occupation
Naturalist and Botanist

Summary

Jean Baptiste P. A. Lamark was appointed botanist to the French king in 1781 and from 1793 was professor of invertebrate zoology at the Museum of Natural History, Paris. He devised one of the earliest hypotheses explaining the evolutionary development of life.

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Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine Lamarck - Records, 1820, P2/L; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.