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Blumenbach, Johann Friedrich, 1752-1840



  • Existence: 1752 - 1840

ohann Friedrich Blumenbach (11 May 1752 – 22 January 1840) was a German physician, naturalist, physiologist, and anthropologist. He was one of the first to explore the study of the human being as an aspect of natural history. His teachings in comparative anatomy were applied to his classification of human races, of which he claimed there were five, Caucasian, Mongolian, Malayan, Ethiopian, and American. He was a member of the Göttingen School of History.

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Johann Friedrich Blumebach letter

Mss 817570
Identifier: Mss 817570
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