Category Archives: NaturalistDocs

docs who have made research as naturalists (former type of “general science about nature”

Gustav Nachtigal

Gustav Nachtigal was NaturalistDoc and more

Gustav Nachtigal (23 February 1834 – 20 April 1885) was a German explorer of Central and West Africa. He is further known as the German Empire‘s consul-general for Tunisia and Commissioner for West Africa. His mission as commissioner resulted in Togoland and Kamerun becoming the first colonies of a German colonial empire.[1] The Gustav-Nachtigal-Medal, awarded by the Berlin Geographical Society, is named after him. Continue reading Gustav Nachtigal

Carl von Linné

Carl von Linné was GardenDoc, ZoologicDoc and more

Carl Linnaeus (/lɪˈnəs, lɪˈnəs/;[1][2] 23 May[note 1] 1707 – 10 January 1778), also known after his ennoblement as Carl von Linné[3] (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈkɑːɭ ˈfɔnː lɪˈneː]), was a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, who formalised the modern system of naming organisms called binomial nomenclature. He is known by the epithet “father of modern taxonomy”.[4] Many of his writings were in Latin, and his name is rendered in Latin as Carolus Linnæus (after 1761 Carolus a Linné). Continue reading Carl von Linné

Raphaëla Le Gouvello

Raphaëla Le Gouvello is PioneerSuperSurfDoc, BusinessDoc, WriterDoc, CharityDoc and NaturalistDoc

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In 60 days she just crossed the Indian Ocean as first human being on her 7,80 Meter long surf-board and she arrived on June 8th, 2006 in Réunion!
She was the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean in 2000.
Then she was the first person to cross the Mediterranian Sea in 2002
In 2003 she even crossed the Pacific Ocean from Lima to Tahiti in 89 days as pioneer! Continue reading Raphaëla Le Gouvello

Ulisse Aldrovandi

Ulisse Aldrovandi was GardenDoc, NaturalistDoc, OrnithologyDoc, WriterDoc and more

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Ulisse Aldrovandi (11 September 1522 – 4 May 1605) was an Italian naturalist, the moving force behind Bologna’s botanical garden, one of the first in Europe. Carl Linnaeus and the comte de Buffon reckoned him the father of natural history studies. He is usually referred to, especially in older literature, as Aldrovandus; his name in Italian is equally given as Aldroandi.[1] Continue reading Ulisse Aldrovandi

Karl Hoffmann

Karl Hoffmann was NaturalistDoc, PetDoc and more

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Karl Hoffmann (7 December 1823 – 11 May 1859) was a German physician and naturalist.

Hoffmann was born in Stettin and studied at Berlin University. In 1853 he travelled to Costa Rica with Alexander von Frantzius to collect natural history specimens. With his wife, Emilia Hoffmann, he settled in San José, where he operated a consultation clinic and small pharmacy from his home. In order to supplement his income, he sold wine and liquor. He served as a doctor in the Costa Rican army during the invasion of William Walker in 1856.[1] He died of typhoid in Puntarenas. Continue reading Karl Hoffmann

Jonathan Miller

Jonathan Miller is DirectorDoc, TVDoc, ACtorDoc, WriterDoc, JokeDoc and more

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Sir Jonathan Wolfe Miller, CBE (born 21 July 1934) is an English theatre and opera director, actor, author, television presenter, humourist, and medical doctor. While training in medicine, and specializing in neurology, in the late 1950s, he first came to prominence in the early 1960s with his role in the comedy revue Beyond the Fringe with fellow writers and performers Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Alan Bennett. Continue reading Jonathan Miller

Carl Gustav Carus

Carl Gustav Carus was ArtDoc, NaturalistDoc, PsychologyDoc, PhilosophyDoc and more

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Carl Gustav Carus (3 January 1789 – 28 July 1869) was a German physiologist and painter, born in Leipzig, who played various roles during the Romantic era. A friend of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, he was a many-sided man: a doctor, a naturalist, a scientist, a psychologist, and a landscape painter who studied under Caspar David Friedrich. Continue reading Carl Gustav Carus

Lars David Kellner

Lars David Kellner is PianoDoc, TranslatorDoc, NaturalistDoc, ReedOrganDoc


Lars David Kellner was born in Weiden in der Oberpfalz (Bavaria, Germany). He received his first piano lessons at the age of 7 from his father. In subsequent years, his piano tutor was the Czech music
pedagogue, Franz Ondrušek. In the years between 1985 and 1995 he studied at the “Hochschule für Musik” (music conservatory) in Nuremberg under Erich Appel, and won several prizes in the state competition for young musicians, “Jugend musiziert”.
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Hildegard von Bingen

Hildegard of Bingen was SpiritualDoc, ComposerDoc, PsalterDoc, NaturalistDoc, PhilosophyDoc, PublisherDoc, TranslatorDoc, StampDoc, CoinDoc

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Illumination from the Liber Scivias showing Hildegard receiving a vision and dictating to her scribe and secretary
Hildegard of Bingen, O.S.B. (German: Hildegard von Bingen; Latin: Hildegardis Bingensis) (1098 – 17 September 1179), also known as Saint Hildegard and Sibyl of the Rhine, was a German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, visionary, and polymath.[1] She is considered to be the founder of scientific natural history in Germany.[2] Continue reading Hildegard von Bingen