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Agassiz, Alexander Emmanuel Rudolph (Alexander Agassiz)

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Born: 1835 AD
Died: 1910 AD, at 74 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Engineers, Scientist

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1835 - He was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland on the 17th of December.

 

1849 - Emigrated to the United States with his father.

 

1855 - He graduated at Harvard University.

 

1857 - Agassiz took the degree of bachelor of science at the Lawrence scientific school in Harvard.

 

1859 - He became an assistant in the United States Coast Survey.

 

1866 - Agassiz worked as an assistant in the museum of natural history that his father founded at Harvard.

 

1875 - He surveyed Lake Titicaca, Peru, examined the copper mines of Peru and Chile, and made a collection of Peruvian antiquities for the Museum of Comparative Zoology.

 

1874-1885 - He was curator for the Museum of Comparative Zoology.

 

         - 1877 and 1880 he took part in the three dredging expeditions of the steamer Blake of the Coast Survey.

 

1910 - He died on the 27th of March onboard the SS Adriatic.


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