Fedor Jagor

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Fedor Jagor
Fedor Jagor, 1886, von C.W.Allers.jpg
Born (1816-11-30)November 30, 1816
Died February 11, 1900(1900-02-11) (aged 83)
Resting place
Southwest Cemetery in Stahnsdorf
Nationality German
Occupation Ethnologist, naturalist and explorer

Andreas Fedor Jagor (1816–1900) was a German ethnologist, naturalist and explorer who traveled throughout Asia in the second half of the 19th century collecting for Berlin museums.[1][2]

Life and work[edit]

Fedor Jagor dealt with ethnography inspired by a visit to Paris. On behalf of the Museum für Naturkunde (Museum of Natural History) in Berlin, he traveled extensively to South and Southeast Asia collecting for the museum. From 1859 to 1861, he was in India, East Asia and the Pacific Islands. He stayed on the island of Java and the rest of the Indonesian archipelago from 1873 to 1876 and from 1890 to 1893.[1]

Since 1869, Jagor was a member of the Berlin Society for Anthropology, Ethnology and Prehistory (Berliner Gesellschaft für Anthropologie, Ethnologie und Urgeschichte), and on January 9, 1879 he became a member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.[1]

Jagor had an extensive correspondence with Rudolf Virchow and held his travel experiences and observations established in several books. He bequeathed his ethnographic collections to the Ethnological Museum of Berlin. His fortune and art collection were donated to the city of Berlin. His tomb is located after the reburial at the Southwest Cemetery of Berlin in Stahnsdorf (Südwestkirchhof Stahnsdorf).[1]

Writings (selection)[edit]

Animals named after Jagor[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Fedor Jagor". German Wikipedia. Retrieved on 2012-0316.
  2. ^ a b Beolens, Watkins and Grayson (2011). "The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles". pg. 427. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5.
  3. ^ Beolens, Watkins and Grayson (2009). "The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals". pp. 209-210. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore. ISBN 978-0-8018-9304-9.

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