Anna Thynne

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Anna Constantia (née Beresford) Thynne[1][2]
Anna Constantia (née Beresford), Lady Thynne; Selina Thynne; Emily Thynne by Richard James Lane.jpg
Anna Thynne with her daughters Selina and Emily
Born 1806[1]
Walford, Waterford, Ireland[3]
Died 22 April 1866
Citizenship British
Nationality British
Fields zoology
Known for marine zoology
Spouse Reverend Lord John Thynne (1798–1881)

Anna Thynne (née Beresford 1806–1866) was a British marine zoologist. She built the first stable sustained marine aquarium in 1846 and maintained corals and sponges for over three years.[4] She was married to Reverend Lord John Thynne (1798–1881), the third son of Thomas Thynne, 2nd Marquess of Bath.


"On the increase of Madrepores". Annals and Magazine of Natural History (London: Taylor and Francis) 3 (29): 449–461. 1859. 


  1. ^ a b Stott, Rebecca, Theatres of Glass: The woman who brought the sea to the city, Short Books, 2003.
  2. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "Person Page 2413". [unreliable source]
  3. ^ "Anne Constantia Thynne (Beresford) (c.1800 - 1866)". Geni. [unreliable source?]
  4. ^ William Atford LLoyd (1876). "Aquaria : their Past, Present, and Future". The American Naturalist (Cambridge, MA: The Riverside Press) X: 615. doi:10.1086/271750.