Landois, Hermann

ZOOLOGIST (GERMANY)
BORN 19 Apr 1835, Münster, Westfalen - DIED 29 Jan 1905, Münster, Westfalen
GRAVE LOCATION Münster, Nordrhein-Westfalen: Zentralfriedhof, Robert-Koch-Strasse

Hermann Landois was a brother of the well known physiologist Leonard Landois. He studied Theology and Natural Science in Münster. In 1859 he discontinued his studies and was ordinated as a priest.

He worked as a teacher until his promotion in Greifswald in Zoology. In Greifswald he cooperatedd with his brother. Back in Münster he worked as a caholic priest and as a teacher again. In 1869 he was engaged as a private teacher at the Academy in Münster where he taught zoology. In 1873 he became a professor.

In 1874 the Allwetterzoo in Münster was founded and he became its first director. It was opened for the public in 1875. His worldy occupations led to his suspension as a priest in 1876. After 1883 he lived at the Tuckesburg in Münster near the zoo. There he created a monument for himself during his lifetime. It is now at the Allwetterzoo in Münster.

Images

The grave of Hermann Landois at the Zentralfriedhof, Münster.
Picture by Androom (23 Nov 2013)

 

Sources
Hermann Landois – Wikipedia


Lane, Sarah

Published: 25 Dec 2013
Last update: 25 Dec 2013