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Authorised form of nameRomanes; George John (1848 - 1894)
Dates1848 - 1894
Place of birthKingston, Ontario, Canada
Date of birth02 or 20 May 1848
Place of deathOxford, Oxfordshire
Date of death23 May 1894
Research fieldPhysiology; comparative psychology; evolution
ActivityEducation:
Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. BA (1870), MA
Career:
His family moved to Britain when he was a child; studied under John Burdon Sanderson (FRS 1867) at University College, London (1874-1876); Professor, Edinburgh University (1886-1890); suffered from arterio-sclerosis; died from a haemorrhage; his brain was dissected by David Ferrier (FRS 1876) at King's College, London
Memberships:
FPSC; FLS
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election12/06/1879
Royal Society activityLectures:
Croonian 1876 and (jointly) 1881
RelationshipsSon of [?] Romanes, Professor at University of Kingston, and his wife Isabella Gair, daughter of Robert Smith of Cromarty; married (11 February 1879) Ethel, daughter of Andrew Duncan of Liverpool
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1894-1895 vol 57 pp vii-xiv signed by J B S
Notes:
DSB gives birth date as 02 May 1848
Royal Society codeNA6490
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