Famous German Zoologists

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Ernst Haeckel
(Zoologist & Evolutionist Who Was a Strong Proponent of 'Darwinism')
Ernst Haeckel
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Birthdate: February 16, 1834
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: August 9, 1919

Ernst Haeckel had initially practiced medicine before he gained an interest in Charles Darwin’s theory and began exploring zoology and related fields. He not only coined terms such as ecology, but also named numerous species and created a genealogical tree. He drew numerous figures of animals and sea creatures, too.

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Karl von Frisch
(Ethologist)
Karl von Frisch
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Birthdate: November 20, 1886
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: June 12, 1982

Nobel Prize-winning ethologist Karl von Frisch is best remembered for his research on communication among bees. He was the first to observe that bees communicate the location of food to other bees by a form of “dance.” He penned down his studies in books such as The Dancing Bees.

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Friedrich Ratzel
(Biologist, Geopolitician, Geographer, Zoologist, Political scientist, University teacher)
Friedrich Ratzel
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Birthdate: August 30, 1844
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Karlsruhe
Died: August 9, 1904

Friedrich Ratzel was a German ethnographer and geographer. He was the first person to use the term Lebensraum, which would later become an important and popular word among the National Socialists. Also an influential writer, Friedrich Ratzel's works served as a justification for imperial expansion. 

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Peter Simon Pallas
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Birthdate: September 22, 1741
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: September 8, 1811
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Georg Wilhelm Steller
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Birthdate: March 10, 1709
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bad Windsheim, Germany
Died: November 14, 1746

German-born zoologist and botanist Georg Wilhelm Steller traveled to Russia on a troop ship. He was later part of the Great Northern Expedition, aboard the St. Peter, aimed at locating a sea route from Russia to North America. The Steller’s sea cow, discovered by him, went extinct later.

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Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg
(German Scientist & Comparative Anatomist)
Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg
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Birthdate: April 19, 1795
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Delitzsch, Germany
Died: June 27, 1876

Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg was a German zoologist, naturalist, geologist, microscopist, and comparative anatomist. Regarded as one of the most popular and productive scientists of his generation, Ehrenberg was honored with several prestigious awards including the first Leeuwenhoek Medal in 1877.

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Oscar Hertwig
(Zoologist)
Oscar Hertwig
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Birthdate: April 21, 1849
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Friedberg, Germany
Died: October 25, 1922
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Willi Hennig
(Biologist)
Willi Hennig
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Birthdate: April 20, 1913
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Durrhennersdorf, Germany
Died: November 5, 1976
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Wilhelm Roux
(Zoologist)
Wilhelm Roux
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Birthdate: June 9, 1850
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jena, Germany
Died: September 15, 1924
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Max Schultze
(German Microscopic Anatomist Known for His Discovery of Protoplasm Theory)
Max Schultze
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Birthdate: March 15, 1825
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Died: June 16, 1874

Max Schultze was a German microscopic anatomist best remembered for his work concerning cell theory. He is credited with coining many botanical names and the author abbreviation M.Schultze is generally used to indicate Max Schultze as the author when citing a named coined by him.

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Karl Möbius
(Zoologist)
Karl Möbius
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Birthdate: February 7, 1825
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Eilenburg, Germany
Died: April 26, 1908
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Fritz Schaudinn
(German Zoologist Who Is Known for Co-Discovering the Cause of Syphilis)
Fritz Schaudinn
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Birthdate: September 19, 1871
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: East Prussia
Died: June 22, 1906
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Karl Alfred, knight von Zittel
(German paleontologist)
Karl Alfred, knight von Zittel
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Birthdate: September 25, 1839
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bahlingen, Germany
Died: January 5, 1904
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Victor Hensen
(Zoologist)
Victor Hensen
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Birthdate: February 10, 1835
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Schleswig, Germany
Died: April 5, 1924
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Rudolf Leuckart
(Zoologist)
Rudolf Leuckart
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Birthdate: October 7, 1822
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Helmstedt, Germany
Died: February 6, 1898
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Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold
(German Zoologist and Physiologist)
Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold
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Birthdate: February 16, 1804
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany
Died: April 7, 1885

Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold was a German zoologist and physiologist. He is best remembered for introducing the taxa Rhizopoda and Arthropoda and defining the taxon Protozoa, especially for single-celled organisms. Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold is also remembered for his best-known work, Manual of Comparative Anatomy

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Richard Hertwig
(Zoologist)
Richard Hertwig
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Birthdate: September 23, 1850
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Friedberg, Germany
Died: October 3, 1937
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Martin Rathke
(University Professor)
Martin Rathke
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Birthdate: August 25, 1793
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gdańsk, Poland
Died: September 3, 1860