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Anton Stecker


Bohemian naturalist, explorer, and cartographer. Studied natural sciences, particularly zoology and anatomy, at Prague, 1873–7; DPhil., 1877. Continued his studies at Heidelberg, where he met Gerhard Rohlfs and took part in his expeditions to Libya, 1878–9; to the Bornu empire and Lake Chad, 1880. Mapped Lake Tana, Ethiopia, and collected plants and fossils in the area, in 1881; mapped several parts of northern and central Ethiopia, sometimes in the company of Johannes IV, emperor of Ethiopia, 1882–3.




OBL: Österreichisches biographisches Lexikon 1815–1950. Edited by Leo Santifaller et al. 15 vols. and 3 fascicles of vol. 16 (A–Zeman Antonín) to date. Vienna: Osterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. 1957–.