George Hampson

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Sir George Francis Hampson, 10th Baronet (14 January 1860 – 15 October 1936) was an English entomologist.

Hampson studied at Charterhouse School and Exeter College, Oxford. He travelled to India to become a tea-planter in the Nilgiri Hills of the Madras presidency (now Tamil Nadu), where he became interested in moths and butterflies. When he returned to England he became a voluntary worker at the Natural History Museum, where he wrote The Lepidoptera of the Nilgiri District (1891) and The Lepidoptera Heterocera of Ceylon (1893) as parts 8 and 9 of Illustrations of Typical Specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera of the British Museum. He then commenced work on The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma: Moths (4 volumes 1892–1896).

Albert C. L. G. Günther offered him a position as assistant at the museum in March 1895, and, after succeeding to his baronetcy in 1896, he was promoted to acting assistant keeper in 1901. He then worked on a Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum (15 volumes, 1898–1920).

He was married to Minnie Frances Clark-Kennedy on 1 June 1893 and had three children.

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Baronetage of England
Preceded by
George Francis Hampson
Baronet
(of Taplow)
1896–1936
Succeeded by
Dennys Francis Hampson