Mary Anning was a fossil collector, dealer, and Paleontologist. She was born into poverty in England. Mary was born in the year of 1799 and died in the year of 1847.She died due to Breast Cancer. She had 9 siblings, but unfortunately only her and her brother Joseph survived to adulthood. Anning was never married and never had any children. She became famous from her finds in the Jurassic Marine Fossil Beds in cliffs along the English Channel at Lyme Regis in the county of Dorset in Southwest England. Mary discovered and drew the first ever drawing of the Ichthyosaur. If Anning did not discover those fossils, they might have been unknown forever. She helped with theories of extinction and evolution. Anning’s father, who was a carpenter, is credited for teaching her everything she knew about fossils. Her mother was also called Mary Anning, known as Molly Anning. She helped with theories of extinction and evolution. There is not any controversy. There also isn’t any places named after Mary Anning. Mary survived from a lightning strike when she was only 15 months old. There isn’t a place named after Anning but there is a British tongue-twister inspired by her. It goes “She sells sea-shells on the sea-shore, The shells she sells are sea-shells, I’m sure For if she sells sea-shells on the sea-shore, Then I’m sure she sells sea-shell shells.” Anning inspired the lives of many all over the world. Mary was even credited for the first discovery of the Plesiosaur. Mary Anning is a very interesting person. She survived a lightning strike when she was only 15 months old. She was even alive when Texas was admitted to the United States! In 1826 she even opened her own shop. The shop was called Anning’s Fossil Depot. In 2009 the Royal Society included Anning in its list of ten British women who have most influenced the history of science. After her death from Breast Cancer, the president of the Geological Society gave a eulogy at the society meeting which was the first time a eulogy was given for a woman.