Konrad von Gesner

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Noun1.Konrad von Gesner - Swiss naturalist who was one of the founders of modern zoology (1516-1565)Konrad von Gesner - Swiss naturalist who was one of the founders of modern zoology (1516-1565)
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It took him from Feldkirch and Zurich, where he went to school with Conrad Gessner, to the Universities of Wittenberg and Leipzig, and onward to Prague, Krakow and Kaschau/Kosice, where the noted composer of trigonometrical tables spent part of his final years carving out a second career as a physician with strong Paracelsian inclinations.
This is also clear in Sachiko Kusukawa's discussion of the images commissioned by Conrad Gessner for an unachieved project for a Historia plantarum, a universal history of plants.
Swiss scientist Conrad Gessner told how the world was overfield whelmed with data that was "confusing and harmful" to the mind.