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Sir John Richardson
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Born in Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
Born on 5th of November 1787
Died on 5th of June 1865

Born 1787. Died 1865 - Scottish naturalist and explorer.

Surgeon in Royal Navy from 1807 to 1855. Served in the Arctic expeditions with William Parry and John Franklin. Contributed to knowledge of ichthyology of Indo-Pacific region.

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