Ernst Haeckel

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Birthday
16, 1834
Birthplace
Potsdam, Germany
Death Date
Aug 9, 1919 (85)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
16, 1834
Birthplace
Potsdam, Germany
Death Date
Aug 9, 1919 (85)

About

German biologist who popularized and expanded Darwin's theory of evolution. He helped develop the controversial recapitulation theory.

Before Fame

He earned a doctorate in zoology from the University of Jena f before becoming a professor of comparative anatomy there.

Trivia

He contributed to the Social Darwinist idea that some races were inherently superior to others and he was the first to posit the theory that embryo forms follow the adult forms that the species took on earlier in its evolution.

Family Life

He was married twice during his life.

Associated With

He was also a painter in the art noveau style, similar to that of Alfons Mucha.