Carl Bolle

Botanist, Deceased Person

1821 – 1909

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Who was Carl Bolle?

Carl August Bolle was a German naturalist and collector.

Bolle was born at Berlin into a wealthy brewing family. He studied medicine and natural science at Berlin and Bonn. He visited the Cape Verde Islands and the Canary Islands in 1852 and 1856, and wrote Mein zweiter Beitrag zur Vogelkunde der Canarischen Inseln in 1857.

Bolle was a founder member of the Deutsche Ornithologen-Gesellschaft in 1867, succeeding Alfred Brehm as Chairman in 1884.

The Bolle's Laurel Pigeon of the Canary Islands was named after him by Frederick DuCane Godman.

He also made contributions as a botanist, especially in the field of dendrology. His herbarium was bequeathed to the Berlin-Dahlem Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum, although largely destroyed during World War II. The plant genus Bollea is named in his honor.

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Born
Nov 21, 1821
Schöneberg
Also known as
  • Болле, Карл Август
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Died
Feb 17, 1909
Berlin

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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