Alexander Keyserling

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Alexander Keyserling
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Alexander Keyserling
Born 15 August 1815
Kabile Parish, present-day Latvia
Died 8 May 1891
Raikküla Parish, present-day Estonia
Citizenship Russian Empire
Nationality Baltic German
Fields Geology
Botany
Author abbrev. (botany) Keyserl.

Alexander Friedrich Michael Lebrecht Nikolaus Arthur, Graf von Keyserling (August 15, 1815, Kabile Parish – May 8, 1891 Raikküla Parish) was a Baltic German geologist and paleontologist. A member of the Keyserlingk clan, a wealthy aristocratic Baltic German family, he is considered to be one of the founders of Russian geology, making many expeditions on behalf of his close personal friend and friend of the family, Tsar Nicholas I.

He was also a botanist and zoologist who wrote Die wirbelthiere Europa's (Vertebrates of Europe) with Johann Heinrich Blasius. This work was published in 1840.

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