Robert D. FitzGerald, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Robert D. FitzGerald

surveyor, ornithologist, botanist and poet

Date of Birth: 30-Nov-1830

Place of Birth: Tralee, South, Ireland

Date of Death: 12-Aug-1892

Profession: poet, ornithologist, botanist, explorer

Nationality: Ireland, Australia

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Robert D. FitzGerald

  • Robert David FitzGerald (or possibly Robert Desmond FitzGerald) (30 November 1830 – 12 August 1892) was an Irish-Australian surveyor, ornithologist, botanist and poet. Whilst working as a public servant FitzGerald's private passion and ability regarding ornithology and botany became so skillful that he communicated directly with Charles Darwin regarding Australian species of plant and was referred to several times in the book The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species of 1877.
  • He also collected orchids for the great German-Australian botanist Ferdinand von Mueller.His extraordinary skills gave rise to a volume of work completed over seven years called Australian Orchids which J.
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  • Hooker another botanist, considered would be an honour to any country and to any Botanist.

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