Sir Richard Owen KCB FRMS FRS (20 July 1804 – 18 December 1892) was an English biologist, comparative anatomist and paleontologist.Despite being a controversial figure, Owen is generally considered to have been an outstanding naturalist with a remarkable gift for interpreting fossils.
Richard Owen was born in Lancaster, England, on July 20, 1804. His family traced its ancestry back to both Lancashire and French Huguenot ancestry; his dark hair and features would suggest his mother's French heritage. Owen's family was not wealthy, and Owen's father died when the boy was five years old.
Jul 16, 2021 · Richard Owen, British anatomist and paleontologist who is remembered for his contributions to the study of fossil animals, especially dinosaurs. He was the first to recognize them as different from today’s reptiles. Owen was also noted for his strong opposition to the views of Charles Darwin.
Cambridge University Press
Monograph on the Reptilia of the Kimmeridge Clay and Portland Stone
In this monograph on the Reptilia from the Kimmeridge Clay and Portland Stone (originally published in 1861–9 and gathered together in 1889) Owen concentrated on the 'pliosaurs' from those units - large-bodied marine reptiles with huge heads,
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Cambridge University Press
The Life of Richard Owen
Richard Owen, F.R.S. (1804–92) was a controversial and influential palaeontologist and anatomist. Originally from Lancaster, he studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and at London's St Bartholomew's Hospital. He grew interested in anatomical ...
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Bust Location Statehouse Rotunda 2nd floor, Facing south, east corner Born Lanarkshire, Scotland Lived New Harmony Richard Owen was born on January 6, 1810 at Braxfield House, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was born into a prominent family, being the youngest brother of David Dale and Robert Dale Owen. Richard Owen and his brothers received an ample amount of education, beginning with tuition under a private tutor, later at the Lanark grammar school. Owen then spent three years at Hofwyl, Switzerland, where he participated daily in military drills, became familiar with French and German, and began his studies in chemistry. Later, he took an entire course in chemistry and physics with Dr. Andrew Ure at the Andersonian Institution. Afterwards, Richard and David Dale Owen conducted chemistry experiments together.50 Richard Owen and his brother, David Dale, moved to New Harmony, Indiana in 1827, when Owen was 17 years old. At that time, Owen was a teacher in the area. Richard Owen had the op...
In 1911, Archibald Cunningham, the editor of Confederate Veteran Magazine, received permission to place a bronze memorial tablet in honor of Colonel Richard Owen’s service as commandant of Camp Morton in Indianapolis. Contributions were solicited, and they were so great that there were sufficient funds to commission a bronze bust instead. This bust was placed in the Indiana Statehouse, and now sits in a niche in the southeast corner outside of the rotunda. The dedication took place in 1913, celebrated with a ceremony attended by veterans from both the north and south. A replica of the bust was placed in the Indiana Memorial Union on the Indiana University campus in Bloomington.
Regarding the Owen bust, Kinney Scholz said, "It was my aim to portray such a man as he might look while pondering over the meaning of the great struggle in which he was then taking part - his sympathetic heart touched by the suffering it caused, yet realizing its necessity…no work I have ever done gave me as much pleasure as the Owen bust."67
Richard Dale Owen, the youngest son of Ann (or Anne) Caroline Dale and Robert Owen, was born on January 6, 1810, in Lanarkshire, Scotland.   Owen's Welsh-born father was a philanthropist and successful textile manufacturer in New Lanark , Scotland, who became a noted social reformer.
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