Mary Anning was born and baptized in 1799 in Lyme Regis, Dorset to Richard and Mary Anning. She passed away in March of 1847 after battling breast cancer. 
Key player in the development of paleontology as she discovered many notable specimens and near-complete skeletons of pre-historic organisms - her work is considered to have contributed to Charles Darwin's ruminations and eventual theories
was the inspiration for the children's tongue-twisty rhyme "She sells sea shells by the sea shore"
one of the most accomplished fossil hunters of her time - lived in Lyme Regis