Lynn Margulis Biologist

Lynn Margulis
Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois
United States of America
March 5, 1938
Death Date:
November 22, 2011 (age 73)
Birth Sign:

She was born on March 05, 1938 (died on November 22, 2011, she was 73 years old) in Chicago, Illinois.


Lynn Margulis was an American biologist and University Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She developed a theory of the origin of eukaryotic organelles and contributed to the endosymbiotic theory which is now generally accepted for how certain organelles were formed. She showed that animals plants and fungi all originated from Protists. read more

Is Lynn Margulis still alive?

No, she died on 11/22/2011, 9 years ago. She was 73 years old when she died. She died in Amherst

What was Lynn's zodiac sign?

Lynn Margulis zodiac sign was pisces.

Awards (7)

Awarded honorary doctorate of the University of Vigo in 2006 , awarded Darwin–Wallace Medal in 2007 , awarded John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 1977 , awarded William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement in 1998 , awarded National Medal of Science in 1998 ,


She graduated from University Of Chicago, University Of California, Berkeley, University Of Wisconsin–Madison, University Of Chicago Laboratory Schools and University Of Massachusetts Amherst


  • Carl Sagan

    Carl Sagan, Astronomy and planetary science

    She married with Carl Sagan (62), on Sunday, June 16th, 1957. Lynn Margulis was 19 and Carl Sagan was 22 years old. After 7 years, 6 months, they break up in 1965.


She had two children, Dorion (62) and Jeremy (61) . When her first child, Dorion Sagan, was born, Lynn Margulis was 20 years old.

Lynn Margulis' children (2)

When is Lynn Margulis's next birthday?

Lynn Margulis was born on the , which was a Saturday