Louis Agassiz
#288 Overall Influence

Louis Agassiz

Swiss naturalist

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Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz was a Swiss-born American biologist and geologist recognized as an innovative and prodigious scholar of Earth’s natural history. Agassiz grew up in Switzerland. He received doctor of philosophy and medical degrees at Erlangen and Munich, respectively. After studying with Cuvier and Humboldt in Paris, Agassiz was appointed professor of natural history at the University of Neuchâtel. He emigrated to the United States in 1847 after visiting Harvard University. He went on to become professor of zoology and geology at Harvard, to head its Lawrence Scientific School, and to found its Museum of Comparative Zoology.

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Heidelberg University
Heidelberg University

Public research university in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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University of Zurich
University of Zurich

University in Switzerland

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Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Public research university in the cities of Erlangen and Nuremberg in Bavaria, Germany

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Cornell University
Cornell University

Private university in Ithaca

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University of Neuchâtel
University of Neuchâtel

French-speaking university based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland

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Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

German university in Munich, Bavaria

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    Influence Rankings by Discipline

    How’s this person influential?
    #25 World Rank #4 USA Rank
    Earth Sciences
    #53 World Rank #15 USA Rank
    Biology
    #1511 World Rank #332 USA Rank
    Philosophy