Name

Louis Agassiz

Career

Science

Occupation 1

Harvard professor

Occupation 2

geologist/naturalist

Region

NA/New England region

Era

Heroic Age of Sail (1816-1865)

Born

1807

Died

1873

Text

Swiss-born geologist who came to the United States and Harvard in the 1840s; engaged in studies that involved some deep-sea investigations and fossil fish with his younger associate Louis F. de Pourtales.

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Swiss-born Harvard geologist whose researches included study of fossil fish
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