Mary Anning

1799 - 1847

Mary Anning

Mary Anning (21 May 1799 – 9 March 1847) was an English fossil collector, dealer, and palaeontologist who became known around the world for finds she made in Jurassic marine fossil beds in the cliffs along the English Channel at Lyme Regis in the county of Dorset in Southwest England. Her findings contributed to changes in scientific thinking about prehistoric life and the history of the Earth. Anning searched for fossils in the area's Blue Lias cliffs, particularly during the winter months when landslides exposed new fossils that had to be collected quickly before they were lost to the sea. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary Anning has received more than 1,592,792 page views. Her biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 24th most popular celebrity.

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Among celebrities, Mary Anning ranks 25 out of 140Before her are Rosalia Lombardo, Kim Kardashian, Rosemary Kennedy, Don King, Peggy Guggenheim, and Jacques Mayol. After her are Cecilia Gallerani, Dodi Fayed, Mary Mallon, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, Mehran Karimi Nasseri, and Besarion Jughashvili.

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Among people born in 1799, Mary Anning ranks 9Before her are Oscar I of Sweden, Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, William Lassell, Charles II, Duke of Parma, Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander, and Karl Bryullov. After her are Gustav, Prince of Vasa, Fromental Halévy, Christian Friedrich Schönbein, Karl Adolph von Basedow, Rodolphe Töpffer, and John Lindley. Among people deceased in 1847, Mary Anning ranks 8Before her are Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma, Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen, Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy, Fanny Mendelssohn, John Franklin, and Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary. After her are Jules de Polignac, Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard Grandville, Alexandre Deschapelles, Alexandre Brongniart, Charles Hatchett, and Adélaïde d'Orléans.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mary Anning ranks 721 out of 5,347Before her are Terence Stamp (1938), Thomas Wolsey (1473), William Tyndale (1494), Roger Glover (1945), Gerard Butler (1969), and Princess Charlotte of Wales (1796). After her are Stephen Gray (1666), David Irving (1938), Dylan Thomas (1914), Hugh Laurie (1959), Sawney Bean (1600), and James Mill (1773).

Among CELEBRITIES In United Kingdom

Among celebrities born in United Kingdom, Mary Anning ranks 3Before her are Joseph Merrick (1862) and Millvina Dean (1912). After her are Mary Mallon (1869), Christine Keeler (1942), Louise Brown (1978), and Murder of James Bulger (1990).