Gideon Algernon Mantell

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Noun1.Gideon Algernon Mantell - English geologist remembered as the first person to recognize that dinosaurs were reptiles (1790-1852)Gideon Algernon Mantell - English geologist remembered as the first person to recognize that dinosaurs were reptiles (1790-1852)
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Rex and was discovered in 1825 by Dr Gideon Mantell and his wife who lived in East Sussex.
17 Gideon Mantell secured his place in scientific history in the 1820s by being the first to describe dinosaur bones as reptilian - of which species were the bones?
This combination allows him to linger on the stories of Gideon Mantell (the discoverer of dinosaurs in the 19th century) in the coastal town of Lewes and to explore the tales of Aristarchus estimating the distance to the Moon in the 3rd century BC.