Isabella Bird Death
Isabella passed away on October 7, 1904 at the age of 72 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
When did Isabella Bird die?October 7, 1904
How old was Isabella Bird when died?72
Where did Isabella Bird die? What was the location of death?Edinburgh, Scotland
Isabella Bird Birthday and Date of Death
Isabella Bird was born on October 15, 1831 and died on October 7, 1904. Isabella was 72 years old at the time of death.
Birthday: October 15, 1831
Date of Death: October 7, 1904
Age at Death: 72
Isabella Bird - Biography
Isabella Lucy Bird, married name Bishop FRGS (15 October 1831 – 7 October 1904), was a nineteenth-century English explorer, writer, photographer, and naturalist. With Fanny Jane Butler she founded the John Bishop Memorial hospital in Srinagar. She was the first woman to be elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
Bird was born on 15 October 1831 at Boroughbridge Hall, Yorkshire, the home of her maternal grandmother and her father's first curacy after taking orders in 21. Her parents were Rev Edward Bird BA (1794–1858) and his second wife, Dora Lawson (1803–1866).
Featured in journals and magazines for decades, Bird was by now something of a household name. In 1890, she became the first woman to be awarded the Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Two years later, she became the first woman allowed to join the Royal Geographical Society. She was elected to membership of the Royal Photographic Society on 12 January 1897. Her final great journey took place in 1897, when she travelled up the Yangtze and Han rivers in China and Korea, respectively. Later still, she went to Morocco, where she travelled among the Berbers and had to use a ladder to mount her black stallion, a gift from the Sultan.
A few months after returning from a trip to Morocco, Bird fell ill and died at her home on 16 Melville Street, Edinburgh on 7 October 1904. She was buried with her family in Dean Cemetery in the west of the city. The grave lies in the small curved southern section, near the small path which divides it in two.