George Brettingham Sowerby I

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George Brettingham Sowerby I
Born12 August 1788
Died26 July 1854(1854-07-26) (aged 65)
Known forConchology, malacology
Scientific career
Author abbrev. (zoology)Sby., Sowerby

George Brettingham Sowerby I (12 August 1788 – 26 July 1854) was a British naturalist, illustrator, and conchologist (expert on shells).

He was the second son of James Sowerby. With his brother James De Carle Sowerby he continued his father's work on fossil shells. They published the last parts of the Mineral Conchology of Great Britain.

Sowerby published about 50 papers on molluscs and started several comprehensive, illustrated books on the subject, the most important the Thesaurus Conchyliorum, a work that was continued by his son, George Brettingham Sowerby II and his grandson George Brettingham Sowerby III.

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