P.re Simon Pallas (Voyageur et Polygraphe),Membre de l’Académie de St. Petersbourg et Associé étranger de l’Institut de France (1.ère Classe). Né à Berlin le 22 Septembre 1741 Mort à Berlin le 7 Septembre 1811.
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Peter Simon Pallas (1741-1811) the German zoologist and botanist who worked in Russia. In 1767 he was invited by Catherine II of Russia to become professor at the St Petersburg Academy of Sciences, and from 1768 to 1774 he led an expedition to central Russian provinces, collecting natural history specimens. He settled in St. Petersburg, becoming a favourite of Catherine II and teaching natural history to the Grand Dukes Alexander and Constantine. She gave him a large estate at Simferopol, where he lived until the death of his second wife. He was then granted permission to leave Russia by Emperor Alexander and he returned to Berlin.
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