Escutcheons of Science
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Christian Leopold  Freiherr  von Buch (1774-1853)
Prussian Geologist, Paleontologist and Geographer.

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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.      Christian Leopold von Buch
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