Agassiz, George, 1807-1873

Agassiz, George, 1807-1873

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1807 - 1873

Biography

Louis Agassiz, in full Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz, (born May 28, 1807, Motier, Switzerland—died December 14, 1873, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.), Swiss-born American naturalist, geologist, and teacher who made revolutionary contributions to the study of natural science with landmark work on glacier activity and extinct fishes. He achieved lasting fame through his innovative teaching methods, which altered the character of natural science education in the United States.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Alexander Freiherr von Humboldt letters

Mss 819140
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 819140
Date(s): 1819-01 to 1859-05-09
Abstract

In English.

Louis Agassiz letter

Mss 849629
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 849629
Date(s): 1849-11-29
Abstract

In English.