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Leopold Würtenberger


German palaeontologist and geologist. Unable to complete his studies in geology, mineralogy, chemistry, and mathematics at Karlsruhe Polytechnikum owing to financial difficulties. Sent his manuscript on ammonites to Ernst Haeckel in 1872, but was unable to take a doctorate for his work owing to inability to pay the necessary fees. Employed in assistant positions in Karlsruhe, 1874–7, but had to resign owing to illness. Published Studien über die Stammesgeschichte der Ammoniten in 1880. Assistant at the Meteorological Station, Karlsruhe, 1882.


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