Monument to Karl Ernst von Baer

Karl Ernst von Baer was a biologist, the founder of descriptive and comparative embryology and an academician of the St Petersburg Academy of Sciences. He studied medicine in Tartu from 1810 to 1811 and obtained the degree of doctor of medicine here. He was a professor of zoology and anatomy in Königsberg from 1817. He studied anthropology, geography and ichthyology during his time in St Petersburg. He spent the last years of his life (1867-1876) in Tartu where he wrote his 3-volume collection of articles and speeches and participated in the activities of the Estonian Naturalists Society and was elected its president in 1869.
The statue of Karl Ernst von Baer was completed in 1886, its author is M Opeku.

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  • jeffthecheff jeffthecheff

    Another university egghead

    Although he discovered the embryo his monument looks like an uninspiring graveyard with little info about his acheivments

  • L_T2701 L_T2701

    This man uses champagne as shampoo. Well, at least once in a year.

    You will meet the man, who discovered human ovum. He is so famous, his picture was printed on Estonian 2-crown paper currency. Yes, we have no crowns but euros now... but back to von Baer: on...

  • Belgy11 Belgy11

    Karl Ernst von Baer statue

    Karl Ernst von Baer was a biologist, and studied medicine in Tartu, and got his medicine degree in Tartu. To honour him he got his statue in the park. There are several statues in the park and it is...


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