Christian Leopold von Buch

Christian Leopold von Buch

Christian Leopold von Buch

Birth : (1774-04-26)April 26, 1774 Stolpe an der Oder,Margraviate of Brandenburg,Prussia(now a part ofAngermünde,Germany)

Death : 4 March 1853(1853-03-04)(aged 78) Berlin,Province of Brandenburg,Prussia

Personal Information

Name Christian Leopold von Buch
Birth (1774-04-26)April 26, 1774 Stolpe an der Oder,Margraviate of Brandenburg,Prussia(now a part ofAngermünde,Germany)
Birth Place Stolpe an der Oder,Margraviate of Brandenburg,Prussia(now a part ofAngermünde,Germany)
Death (1853-03-04)(aged 78) Berlin,Province of Brandenburg,Prussia
Died At Berlin,Province of Brandenburg,Prussia
Nationality German
Fields Geology
Famous Research Jurassic System Andesite Magma mixing Elevation crater theory

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Events Occured in Scienctist Life

1774

Christian Leopold von Buch (April 26, 1774 – March 4, 1853), usually cited as Leopold von Buch, was a German geologist and paleontologist born in Stolpe an der Oder (now a part of Angermünde, Brandenburg) and is remembered as one of the most important contributors to geology in the first half of the nineteenth century.

1797

His Versuch einer mineralogischen Beschreibung von Landeck (Breslau, 1797) was translated into French (Paris, 1805), and into English as Attempt at a Mineralogical Description of Landeck (Edinburgh, 1810).

1797

In 1797, he met Humboldt at Salzburg, and with him explored the geological formations of Styria, and the adjoining Alps.

1798

In the spring of 1798, Buch extended his excursions into Italy, where his faith in the Neptunian theory was shaken.

1799

He saw Vesuvius for the first time in 1799.

1805

Later, in 1805, he had the opportunity, along with Humboldt and Gay Lussac, of witnessing its actual eruption.

1802

In 1802 he examined the extinct volcanoes of Auvergne in the south of France.

1802

The results of all these geological travels were given to the world in the two volumes of his Geognostische Beobachtungen (Berlin, 1802 and 1809).

1806

In 1806, Buch proceeded to Scandinavia and spent two years in examining its physical constitution.

1810

This furnished the materials for his work entitled Reise durch Norwegen und Lappland ("Travels in Norway and Lapland", Berlin, 1810).

1815

In 1815 Buch visited the Canary Islands in company with Christen Smith, a Norwegian botanist.

1861

In the third edition of his On the Origin of Species published in 1861, Charles Darwin added a Historical Sketch giving due credit to naturalists who had preceded him in publishing the opinion that species undergo modification, and that the existing forms of life have descended by true generation from pre-existing forms.

1836

According to Darwin: The celebrated geologist and naturalist, Von Buch, in his excellent 'Description physique des Isles Canaries' (1836, p. 147), clearly expresses his belief that varieties slowly become changed into permanent species, which are no longer capable of intercrossing.

1825

Evolutionary biologist Ernst Mayr has written that Buch was the first naturalist to suggest geographic speciation, in 1825.

1825

In 1825, he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

1862

This work in turn cites: M. Flourens (1862).