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Darwin Correspondence Project

Giovanni Giuseppe Bianconi


Italian zoologist and geologist. Professor of natural history and director of the museum of natural history, University of Bologna, 1842–64. Commissioner of the Agrarian-Industrial exhibition, Bologna, 1852. Curator of the Municipality of Bologna, 1855–7. Author of anti-Darwinian works, including Les singes et l’homme, considérations naturelles sur leurs pretendues affinités (Monkeys and humans, considerations on their supposed natural affinities; 1865), and La théorie darwinienne et la création indépendante (Darwinian theory and independent creation; 1874).


François Gasnault, La cattedra, l’altare, la nazione: carriere universitarie nell’ateneo di Bologna (Bologna: Clueb, 2001).