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John Edward Gray (February 12, 1800 - March 7, 1875) was a British zoologist. He was the elder brother of George Robert Gray. Jump to: navigation, search Image File history File links Gray_John_Edward_1800-1875. ... Jump to: navigation, search Image File history File links Gray_John_Edward_1800-1875. ... February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1800 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in Leap years). ... 1875 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Zoology (Greek zoon = animal and logos = word) is the biological discipline which involves the study of animals. ... George Robert Gray (July 8, 1808 - May 6, 1872) was an English zoologist and author and head of the ornithological section of the British Museum in London for forty-one years. ...


John Gray was Keeper of Zoology at the British Museum in London from 1840 until Christmas 1874. He published several catalogs of the museum collections that included comprehensive discussions of animal groups as well as descriptions of new species. He improved the zoological collections to make them amongst the best in the world. The main entrance to the British Museum The British Museum in London is the United Kingdoms - and one of the worlds - largest and most important museums of human history and culture. ... The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1874 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Phyla Porifera (sponges) Ctenophora (comb jellies) Cnidaria Placozoa Subregnum Bilateria  Acoelomorpha  Orthonectida  Rhombozoa  Myxozoa  Superphylum Deuterostomia     Chordata (vertebrates, etc. ... Jump to: navigation, search In biology, the most commonly used definition of species was first coined by Ernst Mayr. ...


Gray was born in Walsall, the son of Samuel Frederick Gray (1766-1828), a well known pharmacologist and botanist of his time. His family moved to London, where Gray studied medicine. He assisted his father in writing The Natural Arrangement of British Plants (1821). After being blackballed by the Linnean Society he turned his interest from botany to zoology. He joined the Zoological Department of the British Museum in 1824 to help John George Children catalogue the reptile collection. In 1840 he took over from Children as Keeper of Zoology. Map sources for Walsall at grid reference SP0198 Walsall Art Gallery Walsall is an industrial town in the West Midlands of England. ... The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... Medicine on the Web NLM (National Library of Medicine, contains resources for patients and healthcare professionals) Virtual Hospital (digital health sciences library by the University of Iowa) Online Medical Dictionary Collection of links to free medical resources Categories: Medicine | Health ... The Linnean Society of London is the worlds premier society for the study and dissemination about taxonomy. ... Botany is the scientific study of plant life. ... Zoology (Greek zoon = animal and logos = word) is the biological discipline which involves the study of animals. ... John George Children (May 18, 1777 - January 1, 1852) was a British chemist, mineralogist and zoologist. ... Orders  Crocodilia - Crocodilians  Rhynchocephalia - Tuataras  Squamata   Suborder Sauria- Lizards   Suborder Serpentes - Snakes   Suborder Amphisbaenia - Worm lizards Testudines - Turtles Superorder Dinosauria  Saurischia  Ornithischia The reptiles are a group of vertebrate animals. ...


Gray was also interested in postage stamps; on 1 May 1840, the day the Penny Black first went on sale, he purchased several with the intent to save them, thus making him the world's first stamp collector. akjfdjifjee hdhfiahd yd ifdfdf ui jih d uhajd @$$ euryeuy The Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii) is named in his honour. Jump to: navigation, search This 1974 stamp from Japan depicts a Class 8620 steam locomotive. ... Jump to: navigation, search May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... For the research project, see Penny Black (research project). ... Stamp collecting is the collecting of postage stamps and related objects, such as envelopes (cover)s. ... Binomial name Ardeola grayii (Sykes, 1832) The Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii) is a small heron. ...


Works

  • Catalog of Shield Reptiles (1855 and 1870)
  • The Zoological Miscellany. To Be Continued Occasionally. London: Published by Treuttel, Wurtz and Co. (1831)

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John Edward Gray - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (255 words)
John Gray was Keeper of Zoology at the British Museum in London from 1840 until Christmas 1874.
Gray was born in Walsall, the son of Samuel Frederick Gray (1766-1828), a well known pharmacologist and botanist of his time.
Gray was also interested in postage stamps; on 1 May 1840, the day the Penny Black first went on sale, he purchased several with the intent to save them, thus making him the world's first stamp collector.
JOHN DE GRAY - LoveToKnow Article on JOHN DE GRAY (1022 words)
Gray now became the intermediary between the English government and James on the great question of Marys execution, and in 1587 he was despatched on an embassy to Elizabeth, ostensibly to save Marys life.
Gray had, however, previously advised her secret assassination and had endeavoured to overcome all Jamess scruples; and though he does not appear to have carried treachery so far as to advise her death on this occasion, no representations made by him could have had any force or weight.
Gray was an intimate friend of Sir Philip Sidney, but, if one of the ablest, handsomest and most fascinating, he was beyond doubt one of the most unscrupulous men of his day.
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