Christian Leopold von Buch Scientist

Christian Leopold von Buch (April 26, 1774 – March 4, 1853) was a German geologist and paleontologist born in Stolpe an der Oder (now a part of Angermünde, Brandenburg) and is remembered as one of the most important contributors to geology in the first half of the nineteenth century. His scientific interest was devoted to a broad spectrum of geological topics: volcanism, fossils, stratigraphy and more. His most remembered accomplishment is the scientific definition of the jurassic system.

Personal facts

Christian Leopold von Buch
Birth dateApril 26, 1774
Birth place
Germany , Kingdom of Prussia , Angermünde , Margraviate of Brandenburg , Stolpe an der Oder
Date of deathMarch 04, 1853
Place of death
Berlin , Kingdom of Prussia , Province of Brandenburg