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Darwin Correspondence Project

Giovanni Giuseppe Bianconi

1809–78

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).

Source

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

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