Gottfried Reinhold Treviranus

Scientist, Deceased Person

1776 – 1837

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Who was Gottfried Reinhold Treviranus?

Gottfried Reinhold Treviranus was a German naturalist and botanist.

He was a proponent of the theory of the transmutation of species, a theory of evolution held by some biologists prior to the work of Charles Darwin. He put forward this belief in the first volume of his Biologie; oder die Philosophie der lebenden Natur, published in 1802, the same year similar opinions were expressed by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck.

Treviranus was born in Bremen and studied medicine at G├Âttingen, where he took his doctor's degree in 1796. In 1797 he was appointed professor of medicine and mathematics at the Bremen lyceum. In 1816, he was elected a corresponding member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

His younger brother, Ludolph Christian Treviranus was also a botanist.

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Born
Feb 4, 1776
Bremen
Nationality
  • Germany
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Died
Feb 16, 1837
Bremen

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on July 23, 2013

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