Gideon Mantell
(1790-1852)

Died aged c. 62

Gideon Algernon Mantell MRCS FRS (3 February 1790 – 10 November 1852) was an English obstetrician, geologist and palaeontologist. His attempts to reconstruct the structure and life of Iguanodon began the scientific study of dinosaurs: in 1822 he was responsible for the discovery (and the eventual identification) of the first fossil teeth, and later much of the skeleton, of Iguanodon. Mantell's work on the Cretaceous of southern England was also important.

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Here lived from 1833-1838 Gideon Algernon Mantell, geologist

20 Old Steine, Brighton, United Kingdom where they lived

Dr. Gideon A. Mantell F.R.S. surgeon and geologist born in Lewes 1790, died in London 1852 lived here he discovered the fossil bones of the prehistoric iguanodon in the Sussex Weald

High Street, Lewes, United Kingdom where they lived