Carl Ludwig Hablitz

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Carl Ludwig von Hablitz (1752–1821), also known as Karl Ivanovich Gablits, was a Russian botanist.

He was born in Königsberg, in a German-Jewish family.

In 1858 his father was invited to work on the University of Moscow. Carl arrived at Russia at the age of 6 years, taught the University of Moscow and became the Russian scientific botanist, the member of the Academy of sciences.

He was the author of Physical description of Taurid area, its position and three empires of nature (1785).

Hablitz was the maternal grandfather of the Russian composer Alexander Serov and great-grandfather of the Russian painter Valentin Serov.

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