Baer, Karl Ernst von

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Born: Feb 17, 1792 AD
Died: 1876 AD, at 84 years of age.

Nationality: Estonian
Categories: Professors


1792 - Born on the 17th of February in Piep Estonia.

 

1810 - He starts his medical studies at the University of Dorpat in Estonia.

 

1814 - Finished his medical studies and continues his studying at Vienna and he studied comparative anatomy at the University of Würzburg.

 

1819 - Prosecutor in anatomy at the University of Königsberg and he was appointed associate professor of zoology.

 

1822 - Reached the rank of a Professor. He discovered the mammalian egg (ovum) in the ovary, and the notochord (embryo backbone), and formulated the ‘biogenetic law' that in embryonic development general characters appear before special ones.

 

1827 - Completed research "Ovi Mammalium et Hominis genesi" for Saint-Petersburg's Academy of Science.

 

1834 - Baer left Germany to take up the position of librarian of the Academy of Science at St. Petersburg.

 

1837 - He led a scientific expedition into Arctic regions.

 

1851-1856 - Studied Russian fisheries and suggested many improvements.

 

1876 - Retired to his native Estonia and died on 28th of November in Dorpat.

 

 

 

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