Hans Conrad Escher von der Linth

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Hans Conrad Escher von der Linth in 1820

Hans Conrad Escher von der Linth (born August 24, 1767 in Zürich; died March 9, 1823) was a Swiss scientist, artist, and politician. He headed the "Great Council of Switzerland" in 1798, a period of French occupation.[1] He also published a survey of the Swiss Alps[2] and is perhaps most significant for his work in the project to "tame" the Linth river.[3] His son was geologist Arnold Escher von der Linth.


  1. ^ William Maclure; John S. Doskey (1988). The European Journals of William Maclure. American Philosophical Society. p. 72. ISBN 978-0-87169-171-2. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Karl Alfred von Zittel (1914). History of geology and palæontology to the end of the nineteenth century. W. Scott. p. 90. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Hans Conrad Escher von der Linth. Encyclopædia Britannica on-line. Retrieved on 2012-04-12.

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