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Monument to Karl Ernst Von Baer

Toomemagi tn, Tartu, Estonia
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Most famous scientist from Estonia

You should know the tradition that every spring the students wash his head with champagne or... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Pii L
Laagri, Estonia
One of the worlds greatest naturalists

Set in a lovely wood up at the top of the city, worth as stroll as other university buildings... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2016
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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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 Konigsberg 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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14 Aug 2017
“Most famous scientist from Estonia”
22 Oct 2016
“One of the worlds greatest naturalists”
Toomemagi tn, Tartu, Estonia
Toomemagi tn, Tartu, Estonia
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

You should know the tradition that every spring the students wash his head with champagne or sparkling wine.

Thank Pii L
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Set in a lovely wood up at the top of the city, worth as stroll as other university buildings surround the site

Thank mitiros
Reviewed 25 April 2016

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

Thank jeffthecheff
Reviewed 13 March 2016

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 spring, April 31.st (volbriöö) the student corporations come to...More

Thank L_T2701
Reviewed 24 July 2013

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 worth to have walk around.

Thank Belgy11
Reviewed 5 June 2013

Karl von Baer, professor of medicine, was the first to identify the human ovum. Tartu's university still houses one of Europe's finest medical schools. Since Estonia joined the Eurozone, you can no longer see him on the 2EEK banknote.

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