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Gilbert White (July 18, 1720June 26, 1793) was a pioneering naturalist and ornithologist. July 18 is the 199th day (200th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 166 days remaining. ... // Events January 6 - The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings February 11 - Sweden and Prussia sign the (2nd Treaty of Stockholm) declaring peace. ... June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... 1793 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Table of natural history, 1728 Cyclopaedia Natural history is an umbrella term for what are now usually viewed as several distinct scientific disciplines. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...


White was born at Selborne in Hampshire. He was educated by a private tutor in Basingstoke before going to Oriel College, Oxford. White obtained his deacon's orders in 1747 and became vicar of Moreton Pinkney in Northamptonshire. He later became curate of Farringdon in Hampshire, the adjoining parish to Selborne, and moved back into the family home at the Wakes. In 1784 he became curate in Selborne, remaining so until his death. Having studied at Oriel at the behest of his uncle, he was ineligible to be considered for the permanent living of Selborne, which was in the gift of Magdalen College. Selborne is a village in Hampshire, England, about 50 miles from London, with a population of about 650. ... Hampshire (abbr. ... Basingstoke railway station, as seen from Churchill Way. ... College name Oriel College Named after Blessed Virgin Mary Established 1324 Sister College Clare College, Cambridge Trinity College, Dublin Provost Sir Derek Morris JCR President Frank Hardee Undergraduates 304 Graduates 158 Homepage Boatclub Oriel College (in full: The House of Blessed Mary the Virgin in Oxford commonly called Oriel College... Deacon is a role in the Christian Church which is generally associated with service of some kind, but which varies among theological and denominational traditions. ... In the broadest sense, a vicar (from the Latin vicarius) is anyone acting as a substitute or agent for a superior (compare vicarious). In this sense, the title is comparable to lieutenant. ... Moreton Pinkney is a village and civil parish in the English county of Northamptonshire. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... From the Latin curatus (compare Curator), a curate is a person who is invested with the care, or cure (cura), of souls of a parish. ... Farringdon is a place in London. ... 1784 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Magdalen College could be Magdalen College, Oxford Magdalene College, Cambridge This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

Gilbert White's House in Selborne

White is regarded as England's first ecologist. He said of the earthworm (1770): Image File history File links View of the rear of Gilbert Whites House in Selborne, Hampshire. ... Image File history File links View of the rear of Gilbert Whites House in Selborne, Hampshire. ... Ecology is the branch of science that studies the distribution and abundance of living organisms, and the interactions between organisms and their environment. ... Families   Acanthodrilidae   Ailoscolecidae   Alluroididae   Almidae   Biwadrilidae   Eudrilidae   Exxidae   Glossoscolecidae   Lumbricidae   Lutodrilidae   Megascolecidae   Microchaetidae   Ocnerodrilidae   Octochaetidae   Sparganophilidae Earthworm is the common name for the larger members of the Oligochaeta (which is either a class or subclass depending on the author) in the phylum Annelida. ...

Earthworms, though in appearance a small and despicable link in the chain of nature, yet, if lost, would make a lamentable chasm [...] worms seem to be the great promoters of vegetation, which would proceed but lamely without them...

White is best known for his The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne (1789). This was a compilation of his letters to Thomas Pennant, the leading zoologist of the day, and also the Hon. Daines Barrington, a Welsh barrister and another member of the Royal Society. These letters contained White's discoveries about local birds and animals. He believed in distinguishing birds by observation rather than by collecting specimens, and was thus one of the first people to separate the similar-looking Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Wood Warbler by means of their song. 1789 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Thomas Pennant (June 14, 1726 - December 16, 1798) was a Welsh naturalist and antiquary. ... Daines Barrington (1727 - March 14, 1800) was an English lawyer, antiquary and naturalist. ... The premises of the Royal Society in London (first four properties only). ... Binomial name Phylloscopus collybita (Vieillot, 1817) The Chiffchaff, Phylloscopus collybita, is a common and widespread leaf warbler which breeds throughout the northern and temperate Europe and Asia. ... Binomial name Phylloscopus trochilus (Linnaeus, 1758) The Willow Warbler, Phylloscopus trochilus , is a very common and widespread leaf warbler which breeds throughout northern and temperate Europe and Asia. ... This article refers to the Eurasian leaf warbler. ...


White's frequent accounts of a tortoise inherited from his aunt in The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne forms the basis for Verlyn Klinkenborg's book, Timothy; or, Notes of an Abject Reptile (2006). 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In addition to his publications on Natural History, he is also noted as a poet.


His house in Selborne, The Wakes, now contains the Gilbert White Museum, as well as the Oates Memorial Museum, commemorating Frank and Lawrence Oates. Lawrence Edward Grace Oates (March 17, 1880 – March 17, 1912) was a British Antarctic explorer. ...


A biography of White, by Richard Mabey was published by Ebury Press in 1986, and won the Whitbread Biography of the Year award. Richard Mabey is a naturalist and author. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Whitbread Book Awards are among the United Kingdoms most prestigious literary awards. ...


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Gilbert White - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (399 words)
Gilbert White (July 18, 1720 – June 26, 1793) was a pioneering naturalist and ornithologist.
White's frequent accounts of a tortoise inherited from his aunt in The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne forms the basis for Verlyn Klinkenborg's book, Timothy; or, Notes of an Abject Reptile (2006).
A biography of White, by Richard Mabey was published by Ebury Press in 1986, and won the Whitbread Biography of the Year award.
§16. Gilbert White’s "Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne". XI. Letter-Writers. Vol. 10. The Age of ... (795 words)
For some twenty years or more (1767–87), White wrote a series of letters to Thomas Pennant and Daines Barrington, giving a remarkable account of the chief instances of the special habits of animals and of natural phenomena which he was daily observing.
Barrington, in 1770, suggested the publication of White’s observations; but, although White thought favourably of the advice, he was diffident and did not prepare his materials for press until January, 1788.
White’s was an uneventful life as we usually understand the phrase; but it was also a full and busy one, the results of which have greatly benefited his fellow men.
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