Giosuè Sangiovanni (1775 - 1849)

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Birthplace: Laurino, Salerno
Death: Died in Pozzuoli, Napoli
Occupation: zoologist
Managed by: Leslie Ann
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About Giosuè Sangiovanni

Giosuè Sangiovanni (Laurino, Salerno 1775 - Pozzuoli, Napoli 1849), a zoologist from the Kingdom of Naples who, due to the political unrest of 1799, was in exile in Paris where he became a pupil of Lamarck and Cuvier. Once back in Naples, he planned and set up the Zoological Museum there, and became the first ever Professor of Comparative Anatomy in Italy.

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