Fingerprints - Names and Dates

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Revision questions for important names and dates of key events in the history of fingerprinting.

  • 1
    Who first organised fingerprints for identification?
  • 2
    What year did Dr Neremiah Grew author the first documented interest in the skin's ridges, titled Little Fountains?
  • 3
    Who was the Author of the first paper to discuss the use of fingerprints for identification?

  • 4
    Who proposed that fingerprints could be categorised by loops, arches and whorls?
  • 5
    Marcello Malphigi published De Extemo Tactus Organo in which year?
  • 6
    What did Sir Edward Henry accomplish in 1901?

  • 7
    J.C Mayer theorised that arrangements of friction ridges were unique in which year?
  • 8
    Alphonse Bertillon invented Bertillon Anthropometry in which year?
  • 9
    The Henry System was developed by?
  • 10
    What did Dr Neremiah Grew accomplish?

  • 11
    Bonus Question: What year was the first fingerprint evidence used in an English murder trial?

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