Selenka, Emil

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Selenka, Emil Gender: M
born on 27 February 1842 at 00:45 (= 12:45 AM )
Place Braunschweig, Germany, 52n16, 10e31
Timezone LMT m10e31 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 08°02' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 03°44 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 23°59'

Emil Selenka (circa 1870)


German zoologist known for his research on invertebrates and apes and the scientific expeditions he organized to Southeast Asia and South America. In 1877 he undertook an expedition to Brazil. From 1892 he led an expedition that lasted two years to Southeast Asia, it visited Ceylon, the Dutch East Indies, Japan, China and Australia. Among the participants was his second wife, the zoologist and feminist Margarethe Selenka (1860-1922), with whom he was married in 1893. When Selenka became severely ill during his stay in the Dutch East Indies and had to return to Germany, his wife continued exploring the jungles of Borneo by herself. The couple wrote a report of their journeys together, titled Sonnige Welten- Ostasiatische Reiseskizzen. He died on 20 February 1902 in Munich, aged 59.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Archives Gauquelin: Scientists & Medical Doctors (Hommes De Science) A, vol. 2, #2160 [1].


  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Zoologist)
  • Vocation : Travel : Explorer
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction