Ernst Haeckel (DE)

German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor and artist


Ernst Haeckel and his 1st wife Anna Sethe - photo found on this excellent website: Originally this image was published in the book: Ernst Haeckel, Italienfahrt, Leipzig, 1921

He discovered, described and named thousands of new species, mapped a genealogical tree relating all life forms, and coined many terms in biology, including anthropogeny, ecology, phylum, phylogeny, stem cell, and the kingdom Protista. Haeckel promoted and popularized Charles Darwin's work in Germany and developed the controversial recapitulation theory ("ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny") claiming that an individual organism's biological development, or ontogeny, parallels and summarizes its species' evolutionary development, or phylogeny. (from Wikipedia)

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Worked together with scientific illustrators:

Eduard Giltsch, Adolf Glitsch, Wilhelm Wagenschieber among others.

Contact information

  • Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel


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