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Royal Geographical Society

ORGANIZATION

Founded 1830.

Official Website:
http://www.rgs.org/

Founding Date:
1830

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hiram Bingham
Politician
19-Nov-1875 6-Jun-1956 US Senator, discovered Machu Picchu
Sir Richard Burton
Explorer
19-Mar-1821 20-Oct-1890 Translated The Arabian Nights
E. J. H. Corner
Botanist
12-Jan-1906 14-Sep-1996 Durian theory
Clive Cussler
Author
15-Jul-1931   Raising the Titanic
George Everest
Explorer
4-Jul-1790 1-Dec-1866 Namesake of Mt. Everest
Steve Fossett
Aviator
22-Apr-1944 3-Sep-2007 First to cross Pacific in a balloon
Mark G. Hambley
Diplomat
12-Feb-1948   US Ambassador to Lebanon, 1993-94
Thomas Henry Huxley
Scientist
24-May-1825 29-Jun-1895 Debated Wilberforce over evolution
Donald Johanson
Anthropologist
28-Jun-1943   Discovered "Lucy" fossils
David Livingstone
Explorer
19-Mar-1813 1-May-1873 Dr. Livingstone, I presume?
Mark Moody-Stuart
Business
15-Sep-1940   Chairman of Anglo American
Alan Mowbray
Actor
18-Aug-1896 25-Mar-1969 Founding member, Screen Actors Guild
Hormuzd Rassam
Archaeologist
1826 16-Sep-1910 Discovered Epic of Gilgamesh
Charles Stewart Rolls
Business
27-Aug-1877 12-Jul-1910 Co-Founder of Rolls-Royce
Ernest Shackleton
Explorer
15-Feb-1874 5-Jan-1922 Antarctic explorer
Lowell Thomas
Journalist
6-Apr-1892 29-Aug-1981 With Lawrence in Arabia
Roger Wheeler
Military
1943   Head of the British Army, 1997-2000
Leona Woods
Physicist
9-Aug-1919 10-Nov-1986 Physicist at University of Chicago


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