Arnold ESCHER VON DER LINTH

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SwissBorn Arnold ESCHER VON DER LINTH

Swiss geologist

Born on June 8, 1807 in Zürich , France

Died on July 12, 1872 in Zürichf , France

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He made the first ascent of the Lauteraarhorn on 8 August 1842 together with Pierre Jean Édouard Desor and Christian Girard, and guides Melchior Bannholzer and Jakob Leuthold.



He studied geology and other sciences in Geneva, where one of his teachers was Nicolas Theodore de Saussure, and in Berlin as a student of Leopold von Buch and Alexander von Humboldt. In 1856 he became professor of geology at the École Polytechnique in Zürich and established the Geological Institute there.

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