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 Theodosius Grigorievich Dobzhansky

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Theodosius Grigorievich Dobzhansky Famous memorial

Birth
Vinnytska, Ukraine
Death
18 Dec 1975 (aged 75)
San Jacinto, Riverside County, California, USA
Burial
Cremated, Ashes scattered
Memorial ID
10437821 View Source

Scientist. He established evolutionary genetics as an independent discipline and is best known for his works such as Genetic Diversity and Human Equality and Heredity and the Nature of Man. Born in Nemirov, Ukraine, Russia; completed his undergraduate degree with University of Kiev in May 1921; then became an assistant with the Faculty of Agriculture at the Polytechnic Institute of Kiev and later the University of Leningrad. Came to the USA in 1927 as a student with his wife and chose to remain when the spurious environmental doctrines of Stalin's pet geneticist, T.D. Lysenko, became Communist dogma. His work at various American universities and research institutes earned world acclaim. His book Genetics and the Origin of Species (1937) was the first significant synthesis of Darwinian evolutionary theory and Mendelian genetics and his Mankind Evolving (1962) greatly influenced anthropologists. He published almost 600 works, including more than a dozen books. Cause of death: heart attack, in San Jacinto, California.

Scientist. He established evolutionary genetics as an independent discipline and is best known for his works such as Genetic Diversity and Human Equality and Heredity and the Nature of Man. Born in Nemirov, Ukraine, Russia; completed his undergraduate degree with University of Kiev in May 1921; then became an assistant with the Faculty of Agriculture at the Polytechnic Institute of Kiev and later the University of Leningrad. Came to the USA in 1927 as a student with his wife and chose to remain when the spurious environmental doctrines of Stalin's pet geneticist, T.D. Lysenko, became Communist dogma. His work at various American universities and research institutes earned world acclaim. His book Genetics and the Origin of Species (1937) was the first significant synthesis of Darwinian evolutionary theory and Mendelian genetics and his Mankind Evolving (1962) greatly influenced anthropologists. He published almost 600 works, including more than a dozen books. Cause of death: heart attack, in San Jacinto, California.

Bio by: Fred Beisser


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