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Louis Agassiz
Birth: May 28, 1807
Fribourg, Switzerland
Death: Dec. 12, 1873
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

Scientist. He was a paleontologist, glaciologist, geologist and one of the founding fathers of the modern scientific tradition. Born in Montier, Switzerland, he was educated in the universities of Switzerland and Germany as a physician, when he immigrated to the United States in 1848, to accepted a professorship at Harvard. In 1859, he founded the Museum of Comparative Zoology. He urged the creation of a National Academy of Sciences, became a founding member in 1863 and was also appointed a regent of the Smithsonian Institution in 1863. He campaigned constantly for the resources of American science and research which made lasting contributions to evolutionary biology and systematics. At the time of his death, he was publicly recognized as America's leading scientist. His wife Elizabeth Agassiz, served as President of Radcliffe College from 1882 to 1899. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Cary Agassiz (1822 - 1907)
 
 Children:
  Alexander Emanuel Agassiz (1835 - 1910)*
  Pauline Agassiz Shaw (1841 - 1917)*
  Felix Hale Slone (1902 - 1977)*
  Warren David Wiman (1941 - 1999)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Lot 2640, Bellwort Path
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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- David Wend
 Added: May. 28, 2014
Agassiz's grave is located in the middle of Bellwort Path, right next to where the concrete/stone path ends (or begins, depending on how you enter Bellwort). The grave is next to an unusual plot with brown stones and a large brown cross. Agassiz's boulder...(Read more)
- monique
 Added: Aug. 26, 2013
May you rest in peace.
- Barry Sharpe
 Added: Mar. 1, 2013
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