|Birth: ||Nov. 5, 1787|
|Death: ||Jun. 5, 1865|
Naturalist and explorer. Richardson studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and spent his career as a surgeon in the Royal Navy from 1807 until 1855. He was the surgeon and naturalist on Rear-Admiral Sir John Franklin's first (1819-22) and second (1825-26) Arctic expeditions.
Richardson conducted more accurate surveys of the Canadian Arctic coast than any other explorer. He was knighted in 1846. In 1847, he commanded an expedition to search for Sir John Franklin, who disappeared while searching for a Northwest Passage. While on the rescue mission, he obtained additional information about the area, and it was published in "An Arctic Searching Expedition" (1851).
He was also an expert in ichthyology and published several natural history works. He died in Grasmere ten years after he moved there to retire.
St Oswald Churchyard
South Lakeland District
Created by: Connie Nisinger
Record added: Jul 01, 2005
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