Ulisse Aldrovandi

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Aldrovandi, Ulisse

 

Born Sept. 11, 1522; died May 10, 1605. Italian naturalist.

Aldrovandi founded a botanical garden and a botanical museum in Bologna. In his works on natural history, among them Ornithology (vols. 1–3, 1599–1603) and On Insects (1602), he described many animals previously unknown, mainly exotic species. He revived interest in Aristotle’s works on biology and contributed to the development of embryology.

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