Joseph Burr Tyrrell

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Birthday
1, 1858
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Aug 26, 1957 (98)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
1, 1858
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Aug 26, 1957 (98)

About

Geologist and cartographer who discovered the bones of the Albertosaurus dinosaur in Alberta's Badlands in 1884 and managed the Kirkland Lake Gold mine in Ontario.

Before Fame

He grew up as the third child of Elizabeth and William Tyrrell.

Trivia

In 1918, he received the Murchison Medal from the Geological Society of London.

Family Life

His younger brother, James Williams Tyrell, went with him to make the first European contact with the Ihalmiut, a tribe of the Inuit people.

Associated With

Politician Nicholas Taylor was also a Canadian geologist.