Gideon Algernon Mantell

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Gideon Algernon Mantell

Birthplace: Lewes, East Sussex, UK
Death: Died
Cause of death: Overdose of Opium
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Mantell and Sarah Mantell
Ex-husband of Mary Ann Mantell
Father of Walter Baldock Durrant Mantell; Reginald Mantell; Hannah Matilda Mantell and Unknown Mantell

Occupation: Paleontolgist & Geologist
Managed by: Sam Gibson
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About Gideon Algernon Mantell

Gideon Algernon Mantell MRCS FRS (3 February 1790 – 10 November 1852) was an English obstetrician, geologist and palaeontologist. His attempts to reconstruct the structure and life of Iguanodon began the scientific study of dinosaurs: in 1822 he was responsible for the discovery (and the eventual identification) of the first fossil teeth, and later much of the skeleton, of Iguanodon. Mantell's work on the Cretaceous of southern England was also important.

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Gideon Algernon Mantell's Timeline

February 3, 1790
Lewes, East Sussex, UK
March 11, 1820
Age 30
East Sussex, England
November 10, 1852
Age 62