Edward Sabine

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Birthday
14, 1788
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Jun 26, 1883 (94)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
14, 1788
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Jun 26, 1883 (94)

About

Astronomer and naturalist who worked to study the earth's magnetic field as well as rocks, birds and weather patterns. He was the 30th President of the Royal Society.

Before Fame

He served with the British navy in the War of 1812.

Trivia

His first scientific expedition was with John Ross to seek out the Northwest Passage, which they did not find.

Family Life

His older brother was the naturalist Joseph Sabine.

Associated With

The leader of his first expedition was the nephew of famed polar explorer James Clark Ross.