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Karl Ernst von Baer
17 February 1792|
Piep estate, Estonia, Russian Empire
|Died||16 November 1876
Dorpat, Russian Empire
|Alma mater||Imperial University of Dorpat|
|Known for||The discovery of the mammal egg cell; exploring European Russia and Scandinavia|
|Fields||Biology, embryology, geology, meteorology, geography|
|Institutions||Imperial University of Dorpat, University of Königsberg, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Geographical Society|
Karl Ernst Ritter von Baer, Edler von Huthorn was an Estonian scientist and explorer. Baer is also known in Russia as Karl Maksimovich Baer .
Baer was a naturalist, biologist, geologist, meteorologist, geographer, and a founding father of embryology. He was an explorer of European Russia and Scandinavia. He was a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a co-founder of the Russian Geographical Society, and the first president of the Russian Entomological Society, making him a distinguished Baltic German scientist.
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