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John Gould
John Gould
Birth: September 14, 1804
Death: 3 February 1881
Nationality: English
John Gould
Nationality: English
Birth: September 14, 1804
Death: 3 February 1881

John Gould was an English ornithologist. The Gould League in Australia was named after him. His identification of the birds now nicknamed "Darwin's finches" was pivotal in the inception of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection, though they are barely mentioned in Charles Darwin's great book On the Origin of Species.

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