Karel Brančik

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Karel (or Karol ou Karl or Carolus) Brančik (or Brančsik) (13 March 1842, Stará Bystrica -18 November 1915, Trenčín) was a Hungarian doctor and naturalist. He practised medicine at Trenčín and was interested in entomology, malacology and botany. In 1913 he founded the muuseum at Trenčín. He made a large collection of Coleoptera which was acquired by the Vienna entomologist Eduard Knirsch (1869–1955) before his collection was acquired by the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago.


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  • translated from French Wikipedia