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    Sir Joseph Banks, 1st Baronet, GCB, FRS (24 February [ O.S. 13 February] 1743 – 19 June 1820 [1]) was an English naturalist, botanist, and patron of the natural sciences. [2] Banks made his name on the 1766 natural-history expedition to Newfoundland and Labrador.

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    • Voyage of HMS Endeavour, exploration of Botany Bay
  2. Feb 14, 2024 · Sir Joseph Banks (born February 13, 1743, London, England—died June 19, 1820, Isleworth, London) was a British explorer, naturalist, and longtime president of the Royal Society, known for his promotion of science. Banks was schooled at Harrow School and Eton College before attending Christ Church College, Oxford, from 1760 to 1763; he ...

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    • The early life of Joseph Banks.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador (HMS Niger) In 1766 Banks joined HMS Niger, travelling under the command of Sir Thomas Adams. The purpose of the journey was to transport a party of mariners to build a fort and survey the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, today Canada's most easterly province.
    • The South Pacific (HMS Endeavour) A few years later, Banks persuaded the admiralty to allow him to join an expedition led by James Cook to the South Pacific.
    • Iceland (Sir Lawrence) The following year, Banks led Britain's first-ever scientific expedition to Iceland.
  3. Sir Joseph Banks was an eminent English naturalist, explorer and botanist, noted for his promotion of natural sciences. He also remains the longest serving president of the Royal Society of London.

  4. Feb 26, 2020 · The voyage was largely funded by the 25-year-old Joseph Banks, a naturalist in possession of a healthy Age of Enlightenment curiosity. Banks was also in possession of quite a bit of wealth.

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  6. Jul 1, 2020 · The Voyages of Joseph Banks. Toby Musgrave —. As a young man Joseph Banks (he was knighted at the age of thirty-eight on 23 March 1781) undertook three voyages of scientific discovery. With his first, to Newfoundland and Labrador in 1776, he established a paradigm for the study of natural history as an integral component of voyages of ...

  7. Apr 27, 2020 · Sir Joseph Banks is justly celebrated as a “naturalist, botanist, and patron of the natural sciences.” His role as an expedition scientist on Captain Cook’s first voyage set a benchmark for...

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