Karl von Frisch, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Karl von Frisch

Austrian biologist

Date of Birth: 20-Nov-1886

Place of Birth: Vienna, Austria

Date of Death: 12-Jun-1982

Profession: beekeeper, university teacher, entomologist, ethologist

Nationality: Austria

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Karl von Frisch

  • Karl Ritter von Frisch, (20 November 1886 – 12 June 1982) was an Austrian ethologist who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1973, along with Nikolaas Tinbergen and Konrad Lorenz.His work centered on investigations of the sensory perceptions of the honey bee and he was one of the first to translate the meaning of the waggle dance.
  • His theory, described in his 1927 book Aus dem Leben der Bienen (translated into English as The Dancing Bees), was disputed by other scientists and greeted with skepticism at the time.
  • Only much later was it shown to be an accurate theoretical analysis.

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