Leonhardi, Moritz von

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Leonhardi, Moritz von Gender: M
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)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 18°58' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 23°39 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hesse Archives.


  • Vocation : Science : Anthropology
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction