George Newport

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Plate from "On the Impregnation of the Ovum in the Amphibia"

George Newport FRS (4 February 1803, Canterbury – 6 April 1854, London) was a prominent English entomologist. He was the first of four children of William Newport (1777-1843), a local wheelwright, and Sarah Gillham.[1]

Newport is especially noted for his studies utilizing the microscope and his skills in dissection. He was President of the Entomological Society of London 1843-1844 and also a member of the Ray Society . He is buried in Kensal Green Cemetery, London.


Newport wrote on the structure, relations, and development of the nervous and circulatory systems, and on the existence of a complete circulation of the blood in vessels, in Myriapoda and macrourous Arachnida in the First series" Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London . 1843: [1843]: 243-302, see p. 270. (1843)

He published researches on the impregnation of the ovum in the Amphibia; and on the early stages of development of the embryo. Phil. Trans. R. Soc 144, 229-244. (1854) Newport wrote on the Organs of Reproduction, and the Development of the Myriopoda in Phil. Trans. R. Soc. And he wrote on the Nervous System of the Sphinx ligustri, Linn., (Part II) During the Latter Stages of its Pupa and its Imago State, and on the Means by Which its Development is Affected Phil. Trans. R. Soc.