Henry Walter Bates

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Birthday
8, 1825
Birthplace
Leicester, England
Death Date
Feb 16, 1892 (67)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
8, 1825
Birthplace
Leicester, England
Death Date
Feb 16, 1892 (67)

About

Naturalist who traversed the Amazon rainforest and noted animal mimicry.

Before Fame

He accompanied the expedition of Alfred Russel Wallace, his mentor and teacher, to the tropics.

Trivia

By recording the different ways rainforest animals and insects imitated other life forms or inanimate objects, he lent further support to the theory of evolution.

Family Life

He was born in Leicester into a middle class family.

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One of the goals of his journey was to find evidence for Charles Darwin theory on the origin of species.