Jane Goodall

(1934-  )


1934 Born in London, England


1950 School Certificate (London) with Matriculation Exemption


1952 Higher Certificate (London)


1957 Traveled to Kenya


1960 Studied the behavior of free-living chimpanzees in the Gombe National Park, Tanzania

Observed tool use in chimpanzees


1962 Entered Cambridge University, England and began work on a Ph.D. in ethnology


1964 Married Baron Hugo von Lawick (Photographer/filmmaker)


1965 National Geographic Documentary

Ph.D. degree awarded (London)


1967 Gave birth to a son Hugo Eric Louis


1970 Published Innocent Killers


1971 Published In the Shadow of Man


1974 Divorced Baron Hugo von Lawick


1975 Married Derek Bryceson (Director of Tanzania’s national parks)


1977 Founded the Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research, Education, and Conservation


1995 Awarded The National Geographic Society Hubbard Medal for Distinction in Exploration


1999-present Published Reason for Hope:  A Spiritual Journey

Travels the world educating others about chimpanzees


Source:  Davis, Brooke.  Home Page.  23 March 2003. <http://fates.cns.muskingum.edu/~psych/psycweb/history/goodall.htm>.