Musicians & Artists – But Also Scientists

John James Audubon
(April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851)
Born in Haiti and raised in France, Audubon’s love of birds became focused study after he immigrated to Pennsylvania when he was 18. He drew north American birds true to size, recorded their behavior, and researched their migratory habits.

Alexander Borodin
(12 November 1833 – 27 February 1887)
Doctor and Chemist by profession, Borodin made contributions to organic chemistry and was a prominent composer during his life.

Santiago Ramón y Cajal
(May 1, 1852 – October 17, 1934)
He was the first to suggest that the brain is made of individual cells, and in the 1890s created detailed drawings to illustrate his findings.

Dexter Holland
(December 29, 1965 – )
Singer for The Offspring, Holland has a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Southern California.

Brian May
(July 19, 1947 – )
The Guitarist for Queen has his PhD in astrophysics.

Leonardo da Vinci
(April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519)
When he wasn’t painting beauties like the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, he was studying in various scientific fields including astronomy, engineering, and human anatomy.

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