Ernst Dieffenbach

1811–55

German physician, naturalist, and geologist. Studied medicine at Giessen, 1828–33; MD, Zurich, 1835. Surgeon and naturalist to the New Zealand Company, 1839–40. Professor extraordinarius of geology and director of the mineralogical collection at Giessen, 1851–5. Translated CD’s Journal of researches into German (1844).

Sources: DBE DNZB. (See the bibliography for full references to sources)