Geologist, Deceased Person
1723 – 1803
Who was Peter Ascanius?
Peter Ascanius was a Norwegian biologist and a student of Linnaeus. He taught zoology and mineralogy in Copenhagen from 1759 to 1771, and later worked as a supervisor at the mines in Kongsberg and elsewhere in Norway. Among his published works was the five-volume illustrated Icones rerum naturalium. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society, elected in 1755 as a Foreign Member.
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