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Sir Richard Owen (1804–1892) by William Holman Hunt, 1881 © The Natural History Museum, London


Owen, Sir Richard (1804–1892), comparative anatomist and palaeontologist, was born on 20 July 1804 in Lancaster, the sixth and youngest child and second son of Richard Owen (1754–1809) and Catherine Longworth, née Parrin (d. 1838), the daughter of Robert Parrin, a church organist in ...