Reverend John Stevens Henslow

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Reverend John Stevens Henslow

Birthplace: Rochester, Kent, England UK
Death: May 16, 1861 (65)
Hitcham, Suffolk, England UK
Immediate Family:

Husband of Harriet Jenyns
Father of Frances Henslow

Occupation: priest, botanist and geologist
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About Reverend John Stevens Henslow

The Reverend John Stevens Henslow (1796-1861) was an English botanist and geologist who had several claims to fame. He advised Audubon about booksellers when the latter was selling 'Birds of America'. He recommended to Captain Fitzroy of the Beagle that a promising young student of his named Charles Darwin might be a suitable naturalist to join his expedition. Henslow was later the first to be told of Darwin's theory of evolution. It was Audubon who named Henslow's Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii)

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Reverend John Stevens Henslow's Timeline

February 6, 1796
Rochester, Kent, England UK
May 16, 1861
Age 65
Hitcham, Suffolk, England UK