Leonhardi, Moritz von
|Birthname||Moritz Wilhelm Georg von Leonhardi|
|born on||9 March 1856 at 08:15 (= 08:15 AM )|
|Place||Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 50n07, 8e40|
|Timezone||LMT m8e40 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||18°58' 23°39 Asc. 13°12'|
German anthropologist who researched Australian indigenous cultures, but, due to his unsound health, never went to Australia. As an arm-chair-researcher, he was reliant on collaboration with local partners.
Since 1899, encouraged by the publications of Walter Baldwin Spencer and Francis Gillen on Australian indigenous cultures, he connected with missionaries in Australia, especially Carl Strehlow, missionary in Hermannsburg, Central Australia. Since 1907 Leonhardi engaged in the lively anthropological scientific discussion resulting in the publication of the first volume on the Arrernte and Loritja tribes.
He died on 27 October 1910. In honour of his research, the vespidae Belonogaster leonhardii and the lizard Ctenotus leonardii are named after him.
Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hesse Archives.
- Vocation : Science : Anthropology
- Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction