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Author(s): Vásárhelyi, T.
Title: 100 éve hunyt el Herman Ottó
Title: Ottó Herman died 100 years ago
Year: 2014
Volume: 106
Pages: 9-22.

Abstract: Ottó Herman, a remarkable figure in Hungarian cultural history, died 100 years ago. He was one who fully merits the centenaries of his birth and death being declared memorial years. Although he had no university education, he made lasting contributions in zoology, ethnography and archaeology. These and activity in many other fields make it appropriate to call him the last great Hungarian polymath. His native language was German, but he advocated using Hungarian in science and scholarship and worked to expand and enrich Hungarian scientific terminology. He became known internationally as a zoologist with his three-volume monograph Spider Fauna of Hungary (Magyarország pók-faunája – Ungarns Spinnen-Fauna, 1876–79), which he completed in the Zoological Department of the National Museum. He was pioneered the study of fish, bird life, bird migration and the protection of birds in Hungary. With 7 figures.
Keywords: fish, spiders, birds, 19th century, ethnography, naturalist, scientific illustration, scientific terminology, social anthropology, zoology

Journal: Annales historico-naturales Musei nationalis hungarici
Journal abbreviation: Annls hist.-nat. Mus. nat. hung.
ISSN: 0521-4726
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Korsós, Z., Merkl, O. & Fuisz, T. I.