Frank Chapman

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Birthday
12, 1864
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Nov 15, 1945 (81)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
12, 1864
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Nov 15, 1945 (81)

About

American ornithologist who is thought of as one of the originators of the modern field guide for identifying wildlife. He authored books such as Bird Studies With a Camera as well as articles in publications like National Geographic Magazine.

Before Fame

He was born in West Englewood and worked as an assistant at the American Museum of Natural History beginning in 1888.

Trivia

In 1917, the National Academy of Sciences awarded him the Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal.

Family Life

His granddaughter is actress and talk show host Buff Cobb.

Associated With

He and John James Audubon are both world-famous ornithologists.