Huxley, Thomas

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Thomas Huxley
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Huxley, Thomas Gender: M
Huxley, Thomas Henry
born on 4 May 1825 at 09:30 (= 09:30 AM )
Place Ealing, England, 51n31, 0w20
Timezone LMT m0w20 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 13°35' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 07°30 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 29°52'


Famous British scientist, zoologist, lecturer and writer who helped advance the scientific thought of his time. Huxley studied medicine at the Charing Cross Hospital and received his medical degree in 1845. He served as a surgeon in the British Navy aboard the HMS Rattlesnake, giving him the opportunity to study marine biology off the coast of Australia. His papers that were sent back to England on his findings resulted in his election to the Royal Society in 1852.

In 1854 and 1855, Huxley taught natural history and from 1862-1884 he served on ten royal commissions. From 1881-1885, he was the President of the Royal Society. After the appearance of Darwin's "Origin of Species" in 1859, Huxley became the chief public advocate of the evolutionary theory. His popular lectures were an important factor in the acceptance of the theory. Some of Huxley's work included, "Zoological Evidences as to Man's Place in Nature," "Science and Culture" and "Evolution and Ethics."

Huxley married Henrietta Anne Heathorn in 1855 and two of his grandsons went on to become noted in biology and writing. Huxley died on 6/29/1895 in Eastbourne, England.

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  • Death, Cause unspecified 29 June 1895 (Age 70)
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  • Work : New Job 1854 (Taught natural history two years)
  • Social : Joined group 1881 (President of the Royal Society)
  • Work : Prize 1852 (Awarded medal from the Royal Society)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1855 (Henrietta Anne Heathorn)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1863 (Zoological book released)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1893 (Released "Evolution and Ethics")
  • Work : New Career 1845 (Naval surgeon)

Source Notes

Lyndoe in AA, 12/1968, "Though he put 8:00 AM in his autobiography, 9:30 is recorded in the family Bible"


  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Biology, zoology, evolution)
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Huxley family)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (British Navy)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Natural history)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book
  • Traits : Mind : I.Q. high/ Mensa level (Mensa level: noted mind)
  • Vocation : Education : Public speaker (Lecturer)
  • Vocation : Medical : Surgeon
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted (Grandsons became noted)
  • Notable : Awards : Medals (Royal Society)
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Zoology)