Friday, May 8, 2015

Chamisso

Adelbert von Chamisso by Julius Moser, Berlino
Bust of Adelbert von Chamisso by Julius Moser, 1888
Monbijou Park, Oranienburg Strasse
Berlin, September 2011

“Chamisso was also a noted scientist involved in the discovery of the metagenesis of certain mollusks and a philologist known for his studies of Australasian languages. When he was botanist on a scientific voyage around the world (1815–18), he kept a diary, Reise um die Welt mit der Romanzoffischen Entdeckungs-Expedition (1836; ‘Voyage Around the World with the Romanzov Discovery Expedition’), which became a classic of its kind.”
(Adelbert von Chamisso, Encyclopædia Britannica)

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