Eduard Aleksandrovich Eversmann

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Eversmann, Eduard Aleksandrovich


Born Jan. 23, 1794, in the village of Weringhausen, near Hagen, Westphalia, died Apr. 14,1860, in Kazan. Russian naturalist. Corresponding member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1842).

Eversmann was educated in Germany. He earned doctorates in philosophy and the liberal arts in Halle (1814) and in medicine and obstetrics in Dorpat (present-day Tartu, 1816).

In 1816, Eversmann moved to Russia and worked as a doctor in Zlatoust from 1818 to 1820. He later became interested in zoology and abandoned medicine. In 1828 he became professor of zoology and botany at the University of Kazan. As a member of the first Russian expeditions to Bukhara (1820–21) and Ustiurt (1825–26), Eversmann made collections of mammals, birds, and insects and described several new species.


Geptner, V. G. Eduard Aleksandrovich Eversmann: Zoolog i putes-hestvennik (1794–1860). Moscow, 1940. (Contains bibliography.)
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