Karl Ernst Adolf von Hoff

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Karl Ernst Adolf von Hoff (1 November 1771, Gotha - 24 May 1837, Gotha) was a German natural historian and geologist.

After studying law, physics and natural history, in 1791 he was appointed to a diplomatic post by Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. From 1832 onwards he was the director of Gotha's royal science and art collections and he also wrote the five-volume Geschichte der durch Überlieferung nachgewiesenen natürlichen Veränderungen der Erdoberfläche from 1822 to 1841.

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