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Agassiz, Alexander Emmanuel Rudolph

Born: 1835 AD
Died: 1910 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Engineers, Scientist

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.