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John James Audubon (1785–1851)

Audubon, John James. An eminent American naturalist; born in New Orleans, May 4, 1780; died in New York, Jan. 27, 1851. An artist, but above all a lover of animated nature, the best years and efforts of his life were devoted to ‘Birds of America’ (1827–30) and to ‘American Ornithological Biography’ (1831–39), in which his skill with the brush, the effective simplicity of his literary style, and his mastery of his subject. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).