John James Audubon

Ornithologist John James Audubon

Full Name: Jean-Jacques Audubon
Profession: Ornithologist

United States of America

Biography: Notable for his expansive studies to document all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats, his major work "The Birds of America" is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed.

Born: April 26, 1785
Birthplace: Les Cayes, Haiti
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: January 27, 1851 (aged 65)

Historical Events

  • 2010-12-06 Record price for a printed book when a first edition of "The Birds of America" by John James Audubon auctioned at Sotheby's, London, England, for £7,321,250

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