Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz

28 May 1807 - 14 December 1873

(Photo courtesy of the MCZ)

Born: Motier-en-Vuly, Canton Friborg, Switzerland.

Died: Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Occupation: Zoologist, Ichthyologist, Paleoconchologist. Worked under Cuvier in Paris, 1831-32; Prof. of Zoology, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland. Founder and forst Director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology - Harvard.

Education: University of Munich, M.D., 1827; University of Erlangen, Ph.D., 1829.

Research Interests:

Data from: Abbott, R.T., and M.E. Young (eds.). 1973. American Malacologists: A national register of professional and amateur malacologists and private shell collectors and biographies of early American mollusk workers born between 1618 and 1900. American Malacologists, Falls Church, Virginia. Consolidated/Drake Press, Philadelphia. 494 pp.

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Partial Bibliography:

Agassiz, L. 1839 Mémoire sur es Moules de Mollusques vivants et fossiles. Mém. Soc. des Sci. Nat. Neuchatel.

Agassiz, L. 1847. Introduction to the study of natural history. New York.

Agassiz, L. 1849. Twelve lectures on comparative embryology. Boston. 22 pp.

Agassiz, L. 1850. [The classification of some of the Mollusca, particularly those of the Order Acephala]. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History 3(19):301.

Agassiz, L. 1850. [Study of the soft parts of American fresh water mollusks, etc.]. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History 3(23):356-357.

Agassiz, L. 1851. Diagnoses of genera of Unionidae. in Stimpson's Shells of New England.

Agassiz, L. 1852. Über die Gattungen unter den Nord Amerikanischen Najaden. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 18:41-50.

Agassiz, L. 1852. [Correspondance between Louis Agassiz and Isacc Lea on the naiades]. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 5(47):219-221.

Agassiz, L. 1859. [Reversed bivalve shells.] Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History 7(11):166-167.

Agassiz, L. 1861. Observations on the rate of increase and other characters of fresh-water shells. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History 8(7):100-102.

Agassiz, L. 1869. Methods of study in natural history. 319 pp.