Say, Thomas

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Say, Thomas Gender: M
born on 27 June 1787 at 04:15 (= 04:15 AM )
Place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 39n57, 75w10
Timezone LMT m75w10 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 05°31' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 00°26 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 00°26'

Thomas Say


American naturalist, entomologist, malacologist, herpetologist and carcinologist. A taxonomist, he is widely considered the father of descriptive entomology in the United States. The Entomological Society of America maintains several series of publications and awards named for him.

Say described more than 1,000 new species of beetles, more than 400 species of insects of other orders, and seven well-known species of snakes.

He died on October 10, 1834 aged 47 at New Harmony, Indiana.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes a transcription of the Bible of Thomas Say in Harry Bischoff Weiss & Grace M. Ziegler's book, "Thomas Say, Early American Naturalist" (Ayer, 1978), p. 241: "'Thomas Say, son of Benjamin and Ann Say was born on the 27th of 6 mo called June 1787 about 1/4 of an hour after 4 o'clock in the morning being the 4th day of the week;'" place of birth stated on page 29.


  • Vocation : Science : Biology (naturalist, entomologist, malacologist, herpetologist)