Johann Friedrich Blumenbach

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1752-05-11
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1840-01-22
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Blumenbach is recognised as a pioneer of scientific anthropology. He also made significant contributions to the development of comparative anatomy and natural history.
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natural sciences and mathematics
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natural scientist
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johann friedrich blumenbach inspired heinrich hermann robert koch (Robert Koch)
johann friedrich blumenbach inspired rudolf carl virchow (Rudolf Virchow)
johann friedrich blumenbach corresponded with victor albrecht von haller (Albrecht von Haller)
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rudolf carl virchow developed work of johann friedrich blumenbach (Rudolf Virchow)
johann georg adam forster met johann friedrich blumenbach (Georg Forster)
victor albrecht von haller corresponded with johann friedrich blumenbach (Albrecht von Haller)
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It contained the first reliable survey of the varieties of the human races and was used as a reference point for virtually all later anthropological classifications. (Details)
In the same year he was appointed curator of the natural history collection at Gottingen and in 1778 became a full professor of medicine. (Details)
Blumenbach was an exceptional teacher and many of his pupils went on to become well- known in their field. (Details)
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