Johann Büttikofer, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Johann Büttikofer

Swiss zoologist (1850-1927)

Date of Birth: 09-Aug-1850

Place of Birth: Rüderswil, canton of Bern, Switzerland

Date of Death: 24-Jun-1927

Profession: zoologist, biologist, ornithologist

Nationality: Switzerland, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Johann Büttikofer

  • Dr.
  • Johann Büttikofer (9 August 1850 – 24 June 1927) was a Swiss zoologist.
  • Büttikofer was born in Ranflüh (part of Rüderswil, Canton of Bern) in the Emmental.
  • He is best known for his two zoological expeditions to the Republic of Liberia (1879 to 1882 and 1886 to 1887) and resulting publications; from 1897 to 1924 he was the Director of the Blijdorp Zoological Garden in Rotterdam.
  • After his retirement he settled in Bern, Switzerland.
  • For his extensive contributions to the knowledge of Liberian fauna he is regarded as the 'Father of Liberian Natural History'.

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