BOOK BRAINTREE HOTELS

Featured Destination

November 2018: The National Forest

It may be stating the obvious, but the best reason for visiting the National Forest in October is what New Englanders call leaf-peeping. Stuck in ...More
More Uk destinations

John Ray
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Braintree, Essex
Born on 29th of November 1627
Died on 17th of January 1705

Born 1627. Died 1705 - English naturalist.

Educated at Cambridge. Toured Europe studying botany and zoology. Devised a classification system accounting for around 18,000 plant species. Elected FRS in 1667. The Ray Society was founded in his memory.

Links:
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/history/ray.html Biography

More famous Britons here

Contributors: Do you have a site related to John Ray?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

5536 views since 5th February 2007

Brit Quote:
Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery. - John Ruskin
More Quotes

On this day:
St Brice's Day Massacre - 1002, Battle of Alnwick - 1093, Battle of Turnham Green - 1642, Battle of Sheriffmuir - 1715, Caister Lifeboat Disaster - 1901, Ark Royal Torpedoed - 1941, Geoffrey Howes resignation speech - 1990
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages