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Giovanni Antonio Scopoli

Tyrolean physician and naturalist

1723   -   1788

country of citizenship: Austria
educated at: University of Innsbruck
occupation: botanist, pteridologist, chemist, zoologist, ornithologist, physician, biologist, lepidopterist, arachnologist, mycologist, geologist

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Giovanni Antonio Scopoli (sometimes Latinized as Johannes Antonius Scopolius) (3 June 1723 – 8 May 1788) was an Austrian physician and naturalist. His biographer Otto Guglia named him the "first anational European" and the "Linnaeus of the Austrian Empire".
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