Fritsch, Antonin

PALEONTOLOGIST, BIOLOGIST, GEOLOGIST (AUSTRIAN EMPIRE)
BORN 30 Jun 1832, Praha - DIED 15 Nov 1913, Praha
BIRTH NAME Fritsch, Antonin Jan
GRAVE LOCATION Praha: Olsany Cemetery, 2807 Vinohradská (Cemetery 4, Section 7, Grave 1)

Antonin Fritsch was a professor at the Charles University who became the director of the National Museum in Prague. He found fossils that were previously classified as dinosaurs, but the first true dinosaur in the Czech Republic was discovered only in 2003. In 1902 he received the Lyell Medal from the Geological Society of London.

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The grave of Antonin Fritsch at the Olsany Cemetery, Prague.
Picture by Androom (12 Aug 2019)

 

Sources
Antonín Frič - Wikipedia


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Published: 21 Jun 2020
Last update: 25 Apr 2021