Hungarian zoologistDied when: 54 years 237 days (655 months)
Star Sign: Aries
János Kriesch (March 29, 1834 – October 21, 1888) was a Hungarian hydro-biologist, zoologist, agronomist, corresponding member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
He served as Director-General of Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden for a short time in 1868.His zoological work has primarily focused on the inspection of fishes, furthermore he was among the first Hungarian representatives of Social Darwinism.
One of his pupils was Lajos Méhelÿ.His son was Aladár Körösfői-Kriesch, a famous painter and artist.