Richard Owen

Standard Name: Owen, Richard


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The Philpot sisters—Mary , Margaret and Elizabeth —of Lyme Regis established a fossil museum which became famous; they supplied material to such geologists as William Buckland , Richard Owen , and Henry de la Beche .
Richard Owen coined the term dinosaur.
Richard Owen , a rival of Darwin and Huxley , was appointed superintendent of the natural history departments of the British Museum .
29 December 1856
The custom of enclosing piano legs in fabric because of their indelicacy (often attributed to the Victorians) was observed by Richard Owen as a habit of Yankees, unfamiliar to an Englishman.