Stephen Jay Gould bio

Birth Name: Stephen Jay Gould

Occupation: Historian

Place Of Birth: New York

Date Of Birth: September 10, 1941

Date Of Death: May 20, 2002

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Stephen Jay Gould was born on the 10th of September, 1941. He was best known for being a Historian. An American author, science historian, evolutionary biologist, and paleontologist, he is best known for such popular science publications as The Mismeasure of Man (1981), Ever Since Darwin (1977), and Dinosaur in a Haystack (1995). Two years before his death, he was named a “Living Legend” by the U.S. Library of Congress.

Stephen Jay Gould was born in New York. He studied at Antioch College during the 1960s and frequently demonstrated on behalf of civil rights and social justice. He taught paleontology and geology at Harvard University for over three decades. He was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer, in 1982. Though his prognosis was grim, he lived twenty more years.

Stephen Jay Gould was a Virgo and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Stephen Jay Gould was born in 1940s. The early 1940s were dominated by World War II. Following the end of the war, it was the start of the Baby Boomer years and technology advancements such as the jet engine, nuclear fusion, radar, rocket technology and others later became the starting points for Space Exploration and Improved Air Travel. The 40s also brought us the Slinky, Velcro, Jeep, Tupperware and Frisbee. Discover what happened on this day.

Stephen Jay Gould 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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Stephen Jay Gould was born in the Year of the Serpent.

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REAL NAME: Stephen Jay Gould
RELIGION: Agnostic
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Stephen Jay Gould was a Virgo. People of this zodiac sign like animals, healthy food, nature, cleanliness, and dislike rudeness and asking for help. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical, while weaknesses can be shyness, overly critical of self and others, all work and no play. The greatest overall compatibility with Virgo is Pisces and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Stephen Jay Gould was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are often seen as humorous and gifted in literature and art. However, the snake can be overly suspicious, which makes them a bit paranoid.

Ruling Planet: Stephen Jay Gould had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Stephen Jay Gould’s birth sign is Virgo and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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