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Adolf Ernst

1832–99

German-born botanist and entomologist. Studied natural sciences, education, and modern languages at the University of Berlin. Emigrated to Venezuela in 1861. Founded the Society for Physical and Natural Sciences of Caracas in 1867 and the National Museum in 1874. Director of the National Library from 1876.

Sources

Barnhart comp. 1965

Biografías: Adolfo Ernst, http://www.venezuelatuya.com/biografias/adolfoernst.htm, accessed 6 September 2016

Gilbert 1977

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