Jean Agassiz

Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz (1807 - 1873)

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Jean Louis Rodolphe "Louis" Agassiz
Born in Haut-Vully, Switzerlandmap
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Husband of — married in Boston, Massachusettsmap
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Died in Cambridge, Massachusettsmap
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He was a Swiss naturalist. Elizabeth was his second wife, the first having died from TB. He was a paleontologist, glaciologist, geologist and one of the founding fathers of the modern scientific tradition. Born in Montier, Switzerland, he was educated in the universities of Switzerland and Germany as a physician, when he immigrated to the United States in 1848, to accepted a professorship at Harvard. In 1859, he founded the Museum of Comparative Zoology. He urged the creation of a National Academy of Sciences, became a founding member in 1863 and was also appointed a regent of the Smithsonian Institution in 1863. He campaigned constantly for the resources of American science and research which made lasting contributions to evolutionary biology and systematics. At the time of his death, he was publicly recognized as America's leading scientist. His wife Elizabeth Agassiz, served as President of Radcliffe College from 1882 to 1899.[1]

Louis Agassiz BIRTH 28 May 1807 Motier, Seebezirk, Fribourg, Switzerland DEATH 12 Dec 1873 (aged 66) Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA BURIAL Mount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA PLOT Lot 2640, Bellwort Path MEMORIAL ID 13 [2]


  1. * Wikipedia: Louis Agassiz
  2. A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 29 September 2018), memorial page for Louis Agassiz (28 May 1807–12 Dec 1873), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave.

Biographical Dictionary of American Educators, Vol. 1, ed. John F. Ohles, 1978, Westport CT/London, Greenwood Press...JR 1/2018

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