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Munster, Georg, Count

MUNSTER, GEORG, COUNT zu (1776-1844), German palaeontologist, was born on the 17th of February 1776. He formed a famous collection of fossils, which was ultimately secured by the Bavarian state, and formed the nucleus of the palaeontological museum at Munich. Count Miinster assisted Goldfuss in his great work Petrefacta Germaniae. He died at Bayreuth on the 23rd of December 1844.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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