Birthday of Georges Cuvier

by Anonymous on Aug. 23rd, 2009


Georges CuvierCourtesy Public domain via Wikipedia Commons

Born August 23, 1769, naturalist Georges Cuvier was one of the most influential scientists of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and helped establish the fields of comparative anatomy and vertebrate paleontology. One of his most important contributions to science was establishing that species extinction was a fact. You can read more about him here. Cuvier died in 1832.

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