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Carl Theodor Ernst von Siebold


German zoologist and physician. District physician, Heilsburg, 1831; Königsberg, 1834. Professor extraordinarius of zoology, comparative anatomy, and veterinary medicine, Erlangen, 1840; Freiburg, 1845. Professor of physiology, Breslau (Wrocław), 1850. Professor of physiology and comparative anatomy, Munich, 1853; of zoology and comparative anatomy, 1855. Curator, Bavarian state zoological collection, 1855. Co-founder and editor of Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Zoologie, 1848. A supporter of Darwinian transmutation theory; did research on generation, especially parthenogenesis.






ADB: Allgemeine deutsche Biographie. Under the auspices of the Historical Commission of the Royal Academy of Sciences. 56 vols. Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot. 1875–1912.

DBE: Deutsche biographische Enzyklopädie. Edited by Walter Killy et al. 12 vols. in 14. Munich: K. G. Saur. 1995–2000.

DSB: Dictionary of scientific biography. Edited by Charles Coulston Gillispie and Frederic L. Holmes. 18 vols. including index and supplements. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. 1970–90.