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Christian Leopold von Buch

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Stolpe
Death: March 4, 1853 (78)
Place of Burial: Stolpe
Immediate Family:

Son of Adolf Friedrich von Buch (märkische Linie) and Charlotte von Buch
Brother of Georg Karl Vollrath von Buch

Occupation: auf Gellmersdorf u. Schöneberg; Dr. phil. h. c. der Univ. Bonn u. Halle a. d. Saale; Kgl. preuß. Khr. u Bergrat, Geologe u. Geognost; Rr d. O. pour le mérite für Kunst u. Wissenschaften
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About Christian Leopold von Buch

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Christian Leopold von Buch (April 26, 1774 – March 4, 1853) was a German geologist and paleontologist born in Stolpe an der Oder (now a part of Angermünde, Brandenburg) and is remembered as one of the most important contributors to geology in the first half of the nineteenth century. His scientific interest was devoted to a broad spectrum of geological topics: volcanism, fossils, stratigraphy and more. His most remembered accomplishment is the scientific definition of the jurassic system..."

"...His geological excursions, even in countries which he had repeatedly visited before, continued without interruption until a very advanced age: eight months before his death he visited the mountains of Auvergne, and on returning home he read a paper on the Jurassic formation before the Academy of Berlin. Humboldt, who had known him intimately for a period of more than 60 years, called him the greatest geologist of that period. Von Buch was unmarried and lived aloof from the world, entirely devoted to scientific pursuits. His excursions were always taken on foot, with a staff in his hand, and the large pockets of his overcoat filled with papers and geological instruments.

He died in Berlin...}


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Christian Leopold von Buch's Timeline

April 25, 1774
March 4, 1853
Age 78