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Argent, a lion rampant Gules.
Baron Christian Leopold von Buch was born on April 26, 1774 in Stolpe an der Oder (in modern Angermünde). He was a fellow student of Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859).
Buch helped define the Jurassic geologic period, which was named after the Jura mountains (between France and Switzerland) by his contemporary, the French geologist and mineralogist Alexandre Brongniart (1770-1847).
Leopold von Buch died in Berlin on March 4, 1853.