. Eminent naturalists. Naturalists; Science. LOUIS JOHN RUDOLPH AGASSIZ.. oris Agassiz, by which name he was everywhere known, was born at Mottier, in the canton of Frieberg, on May 28, 1807. He belonged to an old French Protestant family who had been compelled to quit their native country by the revoca- tion of the Edict of Nantes, whence they took refuge in the Pays de Yaud. His father was a Protestant pastor, and for six generations his lineal ancestors had been clergymen. On the mother's as well as on the father's side, Agassiz was richly endowed with a vigor- ous mind and active dispositi

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. Eminent naturalists. Naturalists; Science. LOUIS JOHN RUDOLPH AGASSIZ.. oris Agassiz, by which name he was everywhere known, was born at Mottier, in the canton of Frieberg, on May 28, 1807. He belonged to an old French Protestant family who had been compelled to quit their native country by the revoca- tion of the Edict of Nantes, whence they took refuge in the Pays de Yaud. His father was a Protestant pastor, and for six generations his lineal ancestors had been clergymen. On the mother's as well as on the father's side, Agassiz was richly endowed with a vigor- ous mind and active dispositi
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. Eminent naturalists. Naturalists; Science. LOUIS JOHN RUDOLPH AGASSIZ.. oris Agassiz, by which name he was everywhere known, was born at Mottier, in the canton of Frieberg, on May 28, 1807. He belonged to an old French Protestant family who had been compelled to quit their native country by the revoca- tion of the Edict of Nantes, whence they took refuge in the Pays de Yaud. His father was a Protestant pastor, and for six generations his lineal ancestors had been clergymen. On the mother's as well as on the father's side, Agassiz was richly endowed with a vigor- ous mind and active disposition. The mother superintended the education of her boy Louis until he reached the age of eleven, when he was sent with his younger brothers to the gymnasium at Biel, a small town in the canton of Bern, where he was mainly occupied with the study of ancient and modern languages, the acquaintance with which proved 94. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Greenwood, Thomas, 1851-1908. London, Simpkin, Marshall