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ˈæg ə si; ʒɑ̃agas·siz

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  1. Agassiz, Louis Agassiz, Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiznoun

    United States naturalist (born in Switzerland) who studied fossil fish; recognized geological evidence that ice ages had occurred in North America (1807-1873)


  1. agassiz

    Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz ( AG-ə-see; French: [aɡasi]) FRS (For) FRSE (May 28, 1807 – December 14, 1873) was a Swiss-born American biologist and geologist who is recognized as a scholar of Earth's natural history. Spending his early life in Switzerland, he received a PhD at Erlangen and a medical degree in Munich. After studying with Georges Cuvier and Alexander von 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. Agassiz is known for observational data gathering and analysis. He made institutional and scientific contributions to zoology, geology, and related areas, including multivolume research books running to thousands of pages. He is particularly known for his contributions to ichthyological classification, including of extinct species such as megalodon, and to the study of geological history, including the founding of glaciology. His theories on human, animal and plant polygenism have been criticised as implicitly supporting scientific racism.


  1. Agassiz

    Agassiz is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It was created by redistribution in 2008 and was created out of parts of Ste. Rose and Turtle Mountain. Communities in the riding include Gladstone, Neepawa, McCreary, Carberry, MacGregor and Westbourne. The riding's population in 2006 was 20,805.

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    The numerical value of Agassiz in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

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    The numerical value of Agassiz in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  • David Agassiz
    David Agassiz
    I was informed by the late Prof. Jean Baer of Neuchatel that the origin of Agassiz is "agass" meaning a magpie in the Bavois dialect. The arms of the village Agiez depict a magpie illustrating this.
    David Agassiz, May 2020 
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