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Rafinesque, C. S. (Constantine Samuel), 1783-1840

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Personal name headingRafinesque, C. S. (Constantine Samuel), 1783-1840
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Variant(s)Rafinesque, Constantine Samuel, 1783-1840
Jobson, Constantine, 1783-1840
Rafinesque-Schmaltz, Constantine Samuel, 1783-1840
Schmaltz, Constantine Samuel Rafinesque-, 1783-1840
Associated countryTurkey France Italy United States
LocatedSicily (Italy) New York Shawneetown (Ill.) Philadelphia (Pa.) Lexington (Ky.)
Birth date1783-10-22
Death date1840-09-18
Place of birthGalata (Istanbul, Turkey)
AffiliationTransylvania University
Profession or occupationCollege teachers Naturalists Philologists
Found inKentucky encyclopedia, ©1992: page 752 (Constantine Samuel Rafinesque, naturalist and philologist, born on Oct. 22, 1783 in Galata, a suburb of Constantinople, Turkey. His family moved to France the year after his birth. At age 19 he became an apprentice in a mercantile house in Philadelphia then returned to Europe where he lived in Sicily and worked as a trader and published scientific books. Moved to the U.S. and became a naturalized citizen in 1832. Lived in New York until 1818 when he moved to Shawneetown, Ill. then became a professor of botany at Transylvania University between 1819 and 1826. Returned to Philadelphia in 1826 where he preserved the specimens he had collected in Kentucky for which he had developed scientific names. Died in Philadelphia in 1840, probably on September 19.)
Find a Grave website, viewed August 29, 2020 (Constantine Rafinesque died on September 18, 1840)
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