Angelo Heilprin

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Angelo Heilprin (March 31, 1853, at Sátoraljaújhely, Hungary – 1907) was an American naturalist, geologist, and traveler; son of Michael Heilprin, a scholar of Polish origin.

He was taken by his father to the United States in 1856. Some years later he returned to Europe, where he was educated. From 1876 to 1878 he continued his studies at the Royal School of Mines, London; at the Imperial Geological Institution of Vienna, and at Florence and Geneva, subsequently returning to the U.S. He was professor of invertebrate paleontology and of geology at the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia (1880–1900); curator in charge of the museum of that institution (1883–1892); professor of geology at the Wagner Free Institute of Science in Philadelphia (1885–1890); and was the first president of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia, serving for seven years.

Heilprin also demonstrated his ability as an artist, and in 1880 exhibited Autumn's First Whisper at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and Forest Exiles at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 1883.<!---->

In 1886 Heilprin went to Florida for the purpose of investigating the geological structure of the peninsula; in 1888, to Bermuda for a similar purpose. Two years later he set out on a scientific expedition to Mexico, and in pursuit of his investigations he ascended Iztaccihuatl, Orizaba, and Popocatepetl, and ascertained their altitudes by barometric measurements. While on this...
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