Hochstetter, Ferdinand von

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Hochstetter, Ferdinand von Gender: M
Christian Gottlob Ferdinand Ritter von H.
born on 30 April 1829 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )
Place Esslingen, Germany, 48n45, 9e16
Timezone LMT m9e16 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 10°03' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 04°59 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 27°54'

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Ferdinand von Hochstetter


German-Austrian geologist who published papers on a variety of geological, palaeontological and mineralogical subjects.

In 1852 he joined the staff of the Imperial Geological Survey of Austria and was engaged until 1856 in parts of Bohemia, especially in the Bohemian Forest, and in the Fichtel Hills and Karlsbad mountains. His excellent reports established his reputation. Thus he came to be chosen as geologist to the Novara expedition (1857–1859), and made numerous valuable observations in the voyage round the world.

In 1859 he was employed by the government of New Zealand to make a first geological survey of the islands. His survey of old Lake Rotomahana and the Pink and White Terraces provides the only primary evidence of the Terrace locations today.

He served as the natural history tutor of Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria in 1872. He died in Oberdöbling near Vienna on 18 July 1884 at age 55.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided Lutheran Church birth and baptism entry (1829, no. 107).


  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Grant, Scholarship, etc.
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Private tutor)
  • Vocation : Science : Geology
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction