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Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz 1807 – 1873

May 08, 2010

{::}**Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz** 1807 – 1873 was a Swiss paleontologist, glaciologist, geologist and a prominent innovator in the study of the Earth’s natural history. He grew up in Switzerland and became a professor of natural history at University of Neuchâtel. Later, he accepted a professorship at Harvard University in the United States.

Agassiz was a friend of Charles Darwin, William JamesHenry Wadsworth Longfellow, Charles Lyell, and homeopath Charles F Millspaugh 1854 - 1923, and his wife Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz was related by marriage to the Cabot family at Harvard who researched homeopathy,

In 1828, Agassiz wrote his doctoral thesis as an advocacy or the right and fitness for women to train as doctors,

Agassiz was a student of Alexander von Humboldt, and Francis Egerton 1st Earl of Ellesmere (patient of homeopaths Richard and Robert Verity, and Patron of the Manchester Homeopathic Dispensary) was his Patron in London,

Louis Agassiz was born in Môtier (now part of Haut-Vully) in the canton of Fribourg, Switzerland. Educated first at home, then spending four years of secondary school in Bienne, he completed his elementary studies in Lausanne…

By 1857 he was so well-loved that his friend Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote “The fiftieth birthday of Agassiz” in his honor…

Of interest:

Quincy Adams Shaw, grandson in law of Louise Agassizwas a homeopathic physician and married to Pauline Agassiz, daughter of Alexander Agassiz,