Goldfuß, August

ZOOLOGIST (GERMANY)
BORN 18 Apr 1782, Thurnau, Bayern - DIED 2 Oct 1848, Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen: Poppelsdorf
REAL NAME Goldfuß, Georg August
GRAVE LOCATION Bonn-Poppelsdorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen: Poppelsdorfer Friedhof (Ehrengrab)

August Goldfuss studied medicin as well as zoology in Berlin. He was promoted in 1804 in Erlangen. He took part in an expedition to Cape of Good Hope in South Africa and after his return he worked as a private teacher.

From 1811 to 1818 he taught zoology at the University of Erlangen. In 1815 he married Eleonora Oelhafen of Schöllenbach (1789-1873). In 1818 he became Professor of Zoology at the new university in Bonn. He stayed in Bonn and was rector of the University from 1839 to 1840. Between 1826 and 1844 he published his "Petrefacta Germaniae". He died in 1848 in Poppelsdorf.

Images

The grave of August Goldfuß at the Poppelsdorfer Friedhof, Bonn.
Picture by Androom (17 Jun 2012)

 

The grave of August Goldfuß at the Poppelsdorfer Friedhof, Bonn.
Picture by Androom (17 Jun 2012)

 

Sources
August Goldfuß – Wikipedia


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Published: 21 May 2018
Last update: 21 May 2018