Martin Glaessner

Geologist, Academic

1906 – 1989

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Who was Martin Glaessner?

Martin Fritz Glaessner AM was a geologist and palaeontologist. Born and educated in Austro-Hungarian Empire, he spent the majority of his life in working for oil companies in Russia, and studying the geology of the South Pacific in Australia. Glaessner also did early work on the classification of the pre-Cambrian lifeforms now known as the Ediacaran biota, which he proposed were the early antecedents of modern lifeforms.

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Born
Dec 25, 1906
Ústí nad Labem
Profession
Education
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Vienna
Died
Nov 23, 1989
Melbourne

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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