Richard Dawkins, FRS

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Clinton Richard Dawkins

Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya
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Son of John Dawkins and <private> Dawkins (Ladner)
Husband of The Hon. Lalla Ward
Ex-husband of <private> Dawkins (Stamp) and Eve Barham
Father of <private> Dawkins

Managed by: Carlos F. Bunge
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About Richard Dawkins, FRS

Born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1941, Professor Richard Dawkins is one of the world’s leading scientific intellectuals, specializing in evolutionary biology. After undertaking his doctorate under the instruction of Nobel-prize winning ethologist Niko Tinbergen at the University of California at Berkeley, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Zoology at Berkeley in 1967. Dawkins returned to Oxford University, where he gained his degree, before becoming a fellow at New College, Oxford in 1970.

Professor Dawkins is an enormously successful writer. His third book, The Blind Watchmaker, published in 1986, was a huge success and has since been translated into 13 languages worldwide. His other books include: The Extended Phenotype (1982), The Selfish Gene (1st Ed.1976, 2nd. Ed. 1989), River Our of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life (1995), Climbing Mount Improbable (1996), Unweaving the Rainbow (1997), A Devil’s Chaplain (2003), The Ancestor’s Tale (2004) and The God Delusion (2006).

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March 26, 1941
Nairobi, Kenya