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ARNOLD ESCHER VON DER LINTH (1807—1872)

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Originally appearing in Volume V09, Page 765 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ARNOLD ESCHER VON DER LINTH (1807—1872), Swiss geologist, the son of Hans Conrad Escher (1767—1823), was born at Zurich on the 8th of June 1807. In 1856 he became professor of geology at the 1 cole Polytechnique at Zurich. His researches led him to be regarded as one of the founders of Swiss geology. With B. Studer he produced (1852—1853) the first elaborate geological map of Switzerland. He was the author also of Geologische Bemerkungen fiber das nordliche Vorarlberg and einige angrenzenden Gegenden, published at Zurich in 1853. He died on the 12th of July 1872.
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