Georges Cuvier, French anatomist, 1831.
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Engraving by GT Doo after a painting by Pickersgill. Baron Leopold Frederic Dagobert Cuvier (1769-1832) established the sciences of palaeontology and comparative anatomy. Cuvier also originated the natural system of animal clasification. Portrait dedicated to Prince Albert. Published in London, 1841.