Peter Ascanius

Geologist, Deceased Person

1723 – 1803

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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.

Ascanius first discovered the giant oarfish in 1772.

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Born
1723
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Also known as
  • Асканиус, Петер
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Died
1803

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on July 23, 2013

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