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William Kirby (September 19, 1759July 4, 1850) was an English entomologist. Jump to: navigation, search ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (711x992, 770 KB) Summary William Kirby (1759-1850) British entomologist Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: William Kirby ... Jump to: navigation, search ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (711x992, 770 KB) Summary William Kirby (1759-1850) British entomologist Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: William Kirby ... Jump to: navigation, search September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ... 1759 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 180 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK... Entomology is the scientific study of insects. ...


Kirby was born at Witnesham in Suffolk, and studied at Ipswich grammar school and Caius College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1781. Taking holy orders in 1782, he spent his entire life in the peaceful seclusion of an English country parsonage at Barham in Suffolk. His favorite study was natural history; and eventually entomology engrossed all his leisure. His first work of importance was his Monographia Apum Angliae (2 vols. 8vo, 1802), which as the first scientific treatise on its subject brought him into notice with the leading entomologists of his own and foreign countries. The practical result of a friendship formed in 1805 with William Spence, of Hull, was the jointly written Introduction to Entomology (4 vols., 1815-1826; 7th ed., 1856). In 1830 he was chosen to write one of the Bridgewater Treatises, his subject being The History, Habits, and Instincts of Animals (2 vols., 1835). Suffolk (pronounced suffuk) is a large traditional and administrative county in the East Anglia region of eastern England. ... Jump to: navigation, search Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk in East Anglia, England, and a local government district on the estuary of the River Orwell. ... Full name Gonville and Caius College Motto - Named after Edmund Gonville & John Caius Previous names Gonville Hall (1348), Gonville & Caius (1557) Established 1348 Sister College Brasenose College Master Neil McKendrick Location Trinity St Undergraduates 468 Graduates 291 Homepage Boatclub Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, generally known as Caius (though pronounced... 1781 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1782 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Barham may refer to: The village of Barham, Kent. ... Natural history is an umbrella term for what are now usually viewed as a number of distinct scientific disciplines. ... Jump to: navigation, search Entomology is the scientific study of insects. ... --69. ... 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... William Spence (1783–1860) was a British entomologist. ... Hull or Kingston upon Hull is a British city situated on the north bank of the Humber estuary. ... The Battle of New Orleans 1815 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1826 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1830 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Francis Henry Egerton, 8th Earl of Bridgewater (1756 - February 12, 1829) was a noted British eccentric. ... 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


Besides the books already mentioned he was the author of many papers in the Transactions of the Linnean Society, the Zoological Journal and other periodicals; Strictures on Sir James Smith's Hypothesis respecting the Lilies of the Field of our Saviour and the Acanthus of Virgil (1819); Seven Sermons on our Lords Temptations (1829); and he wrote the sections on insects in the Account of the Animals seen by the late Northern Expedition while within the Arctic Circle (1821), and in Faunea Boreali-Americana (1837). His Life by the Rev. John Freeman, published in 1852, contains a list of his works. The Linnean Society of London is the worlds premier society for the study and dissemination about taxonomy. ... 1819 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


This article incorporates text from the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, which is in the public domain. Jump to: navigation, search Supporters contend that the Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica (1910-1911) represents the sum of human knowledge at the beginning of the 20th century; indeed, it was advertised as such. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ...


 
 

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