Joseph Banks

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Birthday
13, 1743
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 19, 1820 (77)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
13, 1743
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 19, 1820 (77)

About

Explorer and naturalist who accompanied James Cook on several round-the-world sea voyages. 

Before Fame

He became interested in the natural world as a child, and made that the subject of his studies at Oxford. 

Trivia

Although he had little formal scientific training, he collected and observed many samples which helped scientists back home.

Family Life

He inherited a considerable sum from his father, which financed his seafaring adventures.

Associated With

He was a member of the Royal Navy's scientific expedition to the South Pacific with James Cook.