Fossey, Dian

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Fossey, Dian Gender: F
born on 16 January 1932 at 11:17 (= 11:17 AM )
Place San Francisco, California, 37n47, 122w25
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Viktor
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 25°28' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 05°34 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 19°13'


American zoologist, primatologist, and anthropologist who undertook an extensive study of mountain gorilla groups over a period of 18 years. She studied them daily in the mountain forests of Rwanda, initially encouraged to work there by anthropologist Louis Leakey.

Her 1983 book, Gorillas in the Mist, combines her scientific study of the gorillas at Karisoke Research Center with her own personal story. It was adapted into a 1988 film of the same name.

Called one of the foremost primatologists in the world while she was alive, Fossey, along with Jane Goodall and Birutė Galdikas, were the so-called Trimates, a group of three prominent researchers on primates (Fossey on gorillas; Goodall on common chimpanzees; and Galdikas on orangutans) sent by Leakey to study great apes in their natural environments.

In the early morning on 27 December 1985, Fossey was discovered murdered in the bedroom of her cabin located at the far edge of the camp in the Virunga Mountains, Rwanda. She was 53. The case still remains open.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • role played of/by Weaver, Sigourney (born 8 October 1949). Notes: Weaver played Fossey in Gorillas in the Mist


  • Death by Homicide 26 December 1985 (Murdered, aged 53)
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  • Social : Great Publicity 23 September 1988 (Movie Gorillas in the Mist released)
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Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Viktor E.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Emphysema
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
  • Family : Parenting : Birthing - Abortions
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Homicide victim
  • Vocation : Science : Anthropology
  • Vocation : Science : Other Science (Mammologist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction