Charles de Geer

Charles de Geer

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Baron Charles de Geer (the family is usually known as De Geer with a capitalized "De"; Finsp ng in Risinge 30 January 1720 - Stockholm 7 March 1778) was a Swedish industrialist and entomologist. De Geer, who came from a family with strong Dutch connections, grew up in Utrecht from the age of three but returned to Sweden as a young man. He inherited the entailed manor and important iron-works of Leufsta (L vsta) in Uppland from his childless uncle and namesake and substantially increased the wealth of the estate. Ever since he had received a present of some silk worms at the age of eight, he had an interest in entomology and became a respected amateur entomologist at an early age. His major work was the M moires pour servir l'histoire des insectes (eight volumes, 1752-1778). He was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences already in 1739, at the age of nineteen, and a corresponding member of the French Academy of Sciences in 1748.
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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135702858
  • 9786135702859