Agassiz, Louis

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Name
Agassiz, Louis Gender: M
Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz
born on 28 May 1807
Place Haut-Vully, Switzerland, 46n57, 7e05
Timezone LMT m7e05 (is local mean time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 06°09' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif or s_piscol.18.gif



Louis Agassiz

Biography

Swiss paleontologist, glaciologist, geologist and a prominent innovator in the study of the Earth's natural history. He grew up in Switzerland and became a professor of natural history at University of Neuchâtel. Later, he accepted a professorship at Harvard University in the United States.

One of the great scientists of his day, and one of the "founding fathers" of the modern American scientific tradition, Louis Agassiz remains something of a historical enigma. A great systematist and paleontologist, a renowned teacher and tireless promoter of science in America, he was also a lifelong opponent of Darwin's theory of evolution. Yet even his most critical attacks on evolution have provided evolutionary biologists with insights.

He was a dedicated, tireless scientist, ambitious publicity-seeker, committed educator, dominating task-master, rabid denier of evolution, theoretical racist, voracious collector of specimens.

He died 14 December 1873.


Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

Source Notes

Birth time unknown. Starkman rectified it to 2.30.20 LMT

Categories

  • Traits : Personality : Charismatic
  • Vocation : Science : Geology (paleontologist)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession