Barnum Brown

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Birthday
12, 1873
Birthplace
Carbondale, KS
Death Date
Feb 5, 1963 (89)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
12, 1873
Birthplace
Carbondale, KS
Death Date
Feb 5, 1963 (89)

About

Paleontologist who rose to prominence for discovering the first documented remains of Tyrannosaurus rex in 1902. He also helped acquire fossils for the American Museum of Natural History.

Before Fame

He spent his early career traveling the country, bargaining and trading for fossils.

Trivia

An homage to him is made in the 1998 IMAX film T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous, in which he is played by actor Laurie Murdoch.

Family Life

His second wife, Lilian Brown, wrote a book of memoirs titled I Married a Dinosaur about her life with him.

Associated With

His parents named him after the circus showman P.T. Barnum.