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Ferdinand von Hochstetter

1829–84

German geologist. Geologist for the Reichsanstalt in Vienna, 1854–6. Lecturer in geology, University of Vienna, 1856–7. Naturalist on the Novara expedition, 1857–9. Professor of geology and mineralogy at the Polytechnic Institute in Vienna, 1860–81. Undertook further travels, acting as geological adviser on the construction of the Turkish (1869) and trans-Siberian (1872) railways. Director of the Hofmuseum, Vienna, from 1876.

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