Georg zu Münster
Münster was born on 17 February 1776, in Langelage near Osnabrück In 1800, he became a Prussian official in the principalities of Brandenburg-Ansbach and Brandenburg-Bayreuth. He formed a famous collection of fossils, which was ultimately secured by the Bavarian state, and formed the nucleus of the palaeontological museum at Munich.
Münster assisted Georg August Goldfuss in writing his great work, Petrefacta Germaniae. Louis Agassiz and Georges Cuvier visited him at Bayreuth, where he donated them part of his collection. He died in Bayreuth on 23 December 1844.
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