Archibald Menzies

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Birthday
15, 1754
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Feb 15, 1842 (87)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
15, 1754
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Feb 15, 1842 (87)

About

Scottish doctor and naturalist who sailed on several notable expeditions.

Before Fame

He studied botany, and later studied medicine at Edinburgh University.

Trivia

While his ship was wintering in Hawaii, he took the opportunity to climb the summit of Mauna Loa. He reached the top 40 years before the next European set foot on it.

Family Life

His father was James Menzies. His wife's name was Ann.

Associated With

He was on George Vancouver's expedition to sail around the world, starting out as a naturalist. He became ship's surgeon when the original surgeon died.