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Adolf Ernst

Venezuelan botanist

Died when: 66 years 310 days (802 months)
Star Sign: Libra


Adolf Ernst

Adolf Ernst (Primkenau, Silesia, Kingdom of Prussia; today Przemków, Poland) October 6, 1832 – Caracas, Venezuela, August 12, 1899) was a Prussian-born scientist.

Ernst settled in Venezuela in 1861, where he taught at the Central University of Venezuela.He became the most important scientist in the country during the second half of the 19th century and was a key figure in the creation of the Museum of Natural Science and the National Library of Venezuela, where he also served as its director.

He developed important scientific works in this country.Also, as a university professor, he had a marked influence on generations of scientists from the second half of the nineteenth century in Venezuela.

He is regarded as the founder of the Venezuelan positivist school.

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