Lynn Alexander

Lynn Alexander
1938 - 2011

Lynn Alexander  American Scientist


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Lynn Alexander was previously married to Thomas Margulis (1967 - 1980) and Carl Sagan (1957 - 1963).


American Scientist Lynn Alexander was born Lynn Petra Alexander on 5th March, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois, USA and passed away on 22nd Nov 2011 Amherst, Massachusetts, USA aged 73. She is most remembered for National Medal of Science by President Clinton in 1999 for her work in evolution. Her zodiac sign is Pisces.

Lynn Alexander is a member of the following lists: University of California, Berkeley alumni, 1938 births and American agnostics.


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Married2 14 years 10 years, 6 months 7 years
Total2 14 years 10 years, 6 months 7 years


First Name Lynn
Middle Name Petra
Last Name Margulis
Maiden Name Alexander
Full Name at Birth Lynn Petra Alexander
Alternative Name Lynn Margulis, Lynn Margulis Ph.D., Lynn Petra Alexander, Lynn Alexander
Age 73 (age at death) years
Birthday 5th March, 1938
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died 22nd November, 2011
Place of Death Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
Cause of Death Stroke
Build Average
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School University of Chicago’s Laboratory Schools
University University of Chicago (1957), University of Wisconsin in 1960 with a master’s in genetics and zoology, Ph.D Genetics, University of California at Berkeley (1965)
Occupation Text Professor of Biology
Occupation Scientist
Claim to Fame National Medal of Science by President Clinton in 1999 for her work in evolution
Official Websites,,

Lynn Margulis (born Lynn Petra Alexander; March 5, 1938 – November 22, 2011) was an American evolutionary theorist, biologist, science author, educator, and science popularizer, and was the primary modern proponent for the significance of symbiosis in evolution. Historian Jan Sapp has said that "Lynn Margulis's name is as synonymous with symbiosis as Charles Darwin's is with evolution." In particular, Margulis transformed and fundamentally framed current understanding of the evolution of cells with nuclei – an event Ernst Mayr called "perhaps the most important and dramatic event in the history of life" – by proposing it to have been the result of symbiotic mergers of bacteria. Margulis was also the co-developer of the Gaia hypothesis with the British chemist James Lovelock, proposing that the Earth functions as a single self-regulating system, and was the principal defender and promulgator of the five kingdom classification of Robert Whittaker.

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Lynn Alexander73 PiscesScientist
Thomas Margulis-
Carl Sagan62 ScorpioAstronomer


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Nicholas JulianMaleCarl Sagan
JeremyMale27th October, 196060 years oldCarl Sagan


The Anatomy of a Great Deception2014Herself - Professor, University of MA (as Dr. Lynn Margulis)Movie
Redes1996Herself (1 episode, 2005)TV Show




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