Alexander Kovalevsky

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Alexander Kovalevsky
Alexander Kovalevsky
Born 7 November 1840
Vārkava, Vitebsk Governorate
Died 1901
Citizenship Russian
Nationality Polish
Fields Embryology
Alma mater University of Heidelberg
Known for Gastrulation

Alexander Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Polish: Aleksander Kowalewski, 7 November 1840 in Vārkava, Vitebsk Governorate (present-day Vārkava Municipality, Latvia) – 1901) was a Russian embryologist of Polish descent, who studied medicine at the University of Heidelberg and became professor at St Petersburg. He showed that all animals go through a period of gastrulation.

Antoine Fortuné Marion and Alexander Kovalevsky
Founder and collaborator of the Annals of Natural History Museum of Marseille