Pennant, Thomas

(1726-1798)
   Naturalist and traveller, b. in Flintshire, and ed. at Oxf., was one of the most distinguished naturalists of the 18th century, and pub., among other works on natural history, British Zoology (1768), and History of Quadrupeds (1781). In literature he is, however, best remembered by his Tours in Scotland (1771-75), which did much to make known the beauties of the country to England. He also travelled in Ireland and Wales, and on the Continent, and pub. accounts of his journeys. Dr. Johnson said of him, "he observes more things than any one else does."

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  • Pennant, Thomas — ▪ Welsh naturalist born June 14, 1726, Downing, Flintshire, Wales died Dec. 16, 1798, Downing       Welsh naturalist and traveler, one of the foremost zoologists of his time.       Pennant was a landowner of independent means. His books were… …   Universalium

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  • Pennant — Pennant, Thomas, geb. 1726 zu Downing in Flintshire; studirte die Rechte, legte sich aber bes. auf Naturgeschichte u. Antiquitäten u. machte Reisen in mehre Länder Europas; die Zwischenzeit brachte er auf seinem Landgute Downing zu u. st. 1798.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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  • Thomas Pennant — (14 June O.S. 1726 16 December 1798) was a Welsh naturalist and antiquary.The Pennants were a Welsh gentry family from the parish of Whitford, Flintshire, who had built up a modest estate at Bychton by the seventeenth century. In 1724 Thomas… …   Wikipedia

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  • Thomas Pennant — (14 de junio de 1726 16 de diciembre de 1798) fue un naturalista y anticuario galés. Los Pennants fueron una familia de la alta burguesía de la parroquia de Whitford, Flintshire, quienes habían conseguido un modesto patrimonio durante el siglo… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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