Fritz Müller

German-born Brazilian biologist (1822–1897)

1822   -   1897

movement: atheism
country of citizenship: Brazil, Germany
language of expression: German
educated at: Humboldt University of Berlin, University of Greifswald
occupation: zoologist, entomologist, naturalist, botanist, scientist, biologist
influenced by: Hermann Blumenau

Johann Friedrich Theodor Müller (31 March 1821 – 21 May 1897), better known as Fritz Müller, and also as Müller-Desterro, was a German biologist who emigrated to southern Brazil, where he lived in and near the German community of Blumenau, Santa Catarina. There he studied the natural history of the Atlantic forest south of São Paulo, and was an early advocate of Darwinism. He lived in Brazil for the rest of his life. Müllerian mimicry is named after him.
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