'''রিচার্ড বোল্ডার শার্প''' (
22 November 1847 - 25 December 1909) was an [[ England| English]] [[ zoologist]] .
Sharpe was born in [[London]] and studied at [[Brighton College]], [[The King's School, Peterborough]] and [[Loughborough Grammar School]]. At the age of sixteen he went to work for Smith & Sons in London. In 1864 he commenced his first ornithological work, the ''Monograph of the Kingfishers'' (1868–71).
In 1867 Sharpe was given the post of librarian of the [[Zoological Society]], on the recommendation of [[Osbert Salvin]] and [[Philip Sclater]]. On the death of [[George Robert Gray]] in 1872 he joined the [[British Museum]] as a Senior Assistant in the Department of Zoology, taking charge of the bird collection. He became Assistant Keeper in 1895, remaining there until his death from [[pneumonia]].