Georges Claraz

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Georges Claraz

Georges Claraz (born May 18, 1832 in Freiburg im Üechtland; † September 6, 1930 in Lugano ) was a Swiss explorer and naturalist.

In Argentina , a place in the province of Buenos Aires bears his Spanish name Jorge Claraz .

Georges Claraz first studied science in Zurich from 1851 to 1854, among others with Arnold Escher von der Linth (1807–1872). In 1856 he deepened his studies in Germany in Freiberg and Berlin .

Georges Claraz followed his professor Christian Heusser (1826–1909) to Brazil in 1857 and took part in the study on the slave conflict as an observer and scientific advisor . Since he took sides unilaterally, he had to flee to Argentina. He stayed there for 23 years from 1859 to 1882. He explored the nature of the pampas and in Patagonia . Different plants bear his name:

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