Dian Fossey

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Birth Name: Dian Fossey

Occupation: Zoologist

Place Of Birth: San Francisco

Date Of Birth: January 16, 1932

Date Of Death: December 26, 1985

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Dian Fossey was born on the 16th of January, 1932. She was best known for being a Zoologist. American zoologist who studied gorilla groups in Rwanda and was an advocate against poaching. Her 1983 book, Gorillas in the Mist shed light on the mountain gorillas at Karisoke Research Center.

Dian Fossey was born in San Francisco. She received a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from San Jose State College. Her murder in 1985 is still unsolved but people believe that she was killed those who viewed her as an impediment to the touristic and financial exploitation of the gorillas.

Dian Fossey was a Capricorn and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Dian Fossey was born in 1930s. The 1930s were called the Great Depression (1929-1939). It was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Despite the Great Depression, Hollywood and popular film production flourished. Radio was the main source of entertainment, information, and political propaganda, and jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, became immensely popular. Discover what happened on this day.

Dian Fossey is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


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Dian Fossey’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and her father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Dian Fossey’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Dian Fossey kept her personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Dian Fossey was born in the Year of the Monkey.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Dian Fossey
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH SIGN: Capricorn
BIRTH DAY: Saturday
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Dian Fossey was a Capricorn. People of this zodiac sign like family, tradition, and dislike almost everything at some point. The strengths of this sign are being responsible, disciplined, good managers, while weaknesses can be to be the know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending and expecting the worst. The greatest overall compatibility with Capricorn is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Dian Fossey was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign love to make people laugh and are generally energetic and upbeat but sometimes lack self-control.

Ruling Planet: Dian Fossey had a ruling planet of Saturn and has a ruling planet of Saturn and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is a planet of commitment and responsibility, but also restriction and delay. People who are born with Saturn as the ruling planet are disciplined and are hard workers.

Dian Fossey’s birth sign is Capricorn and she had a ruling planet of Saturn.

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