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Alexander Wilson

Definition of the noun alexander wilson

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  1. Scottish ornithologist in the United States (1766-1813)


  1. Alexander Wilson a.k.a. Alex Wilson: Alexander "Alex" S. Wilson was a Canadian sprinter who competed in both the 1928 Summer Olympics and the 1932 Summer Olympics.
  2. Alexander Wilson was a Scottish-American poet, ornithologist, naturalist, and illustrator. Identified by George Ord as the "Father of American Ornithology," Wilson is now regarded as the greatest American ornithologist before Audubon.
    • also known as Alexander Wilson (ornitolog); Вильсон, Александр
    • born on (249 years ago) in Paisley
    • ethnicity: Scottish people
    • nationality: Scotland, United States of America
    • died on (202 years ago) in Philadelphia
    • written works: "Watty & Meg, or, The wife reformed", "Poems", "Watty and Meg, or, The wife reformed", "The loss of the pack", "The poems and literary prose of Alexander Wilson, the American ornithologist", "American ornithology", "Oration, on the power and value of national liberty", "The life and letters of Alexander Wilson", "The foresters", "Poems, chiefly in the Scottish dialect", "The culture of nature", "The Chartist movement in Scotland"
  3. Alexander Wilson FRSE was a Scottish surgeon, type-founder, astronomer, mathematician and meteorologist. He was the first scientist to record the use of kites in meteorological investigations.
  4. Alexander Wilson was an Australian wheat farmer and politician.
    • born on (135 years ago) in County Down
    • nationality: Australia
    • died on (60 years ago)
  5. Alexander Wilson was a U.S. Representative from Virginia.
  6. Alexander Wilson: Major-General Sir Alexander Wilson KCB was a senior British army officer, Colonel of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and Lieutenant Governor of Jersey between the years 1916 and 1920.
    • born in (157 years ago)
    • nationality: United Kingdom
    • died in (78 years ago)
  7. Alexander Wilson was a noted amateur photographer who worked as supervisor in a Dundee jute mill for over 20 years.
    • born in Duns
    • nationality: Scotland
    • profession: Photographer
    • died in (93 years ago)
  8. Alexander Wilson was a British Labour Party politician.
    • born on (98 years ago)
    • died on (37 years ago)
  9. Alexander Wilson was a writer, teacher, landscape designer, and community activist.
    • born on (62 years ago)
    • profession: Writer
    • died on (21 years ago) of hiv/aids
  10. Alexander Wilson was an American lawyer.
    • born in (183 years ago)
    • education: Union College
    • died in (127 years ago)

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Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1808)

Illustrating the Words in Their Different Significations by Examples from Ancient and Modern Writers by John Jamieson

Glasgow Mr Alexander Wilson, Bookseller, Glasgow, S Copies James Wood, Esq . Leghorn Mr John Wood, Merchant, Dalkeith II. Wouldsworth, Esq. Glasgow William Wright, M. D. F. R. S. E. Charles William Wynne, Esq. M. P. Lond. William ...

Google previewNew Jersey Biographical Dictionary (2008)

by Caryn Hannan

DRAKE, ALEXANDER WILSON (1843-1916) — Art director of the Century Magazine, “was the foremost figure in the development of American illustrative art , ...

Google previewHelm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names (2010)

by James A. Jobling

Alexander Wilson (1766–1813) Scottish/US pioneer naturalist, the father of American ornithology ( syn.Gallinago delicata, syn. Oceanites oceanicus, syn. Steganopus tricolor). •.

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Small photo of Old engraved portrait of Alexander Wilson, poet, naturalist, ornithologist. Created by Paquet after American engraving of unidentified author. Published on Magasin Pittoresque, Paris, 1850 More...

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