16 Facts About Angelo Heilprin


Angelo Heilprin was an American geologist, paleontologist, naturalist, and explorer.

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Angelo Heilprin was born at Satoraljaujhely, in the Zemplen County of the Kingdom of Hungary.

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Angelo Heilprin arrived in the United States from the Austrian Empire with his father Michael and his brother Louis in 1856.

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Angelo Heilprin went back to Europe in 1876 for two years to complete his education.

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Angelo Heilprin studied at the Royal School of Mines, London, at the Imperial Geological Institution of Vienna, and at Florence and Geneva; he went to Hungary, where he mountaineered in the Carpathians, and to Poland where he visited family for six months.

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Angelo Heilprin then became professor of invertebrate paleontology and of geology at the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, curator of the museum of that institution, professor of geology at the Wagner Free Institute of Science in Philadelphia ; and he was the first president of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia, serving for seven years.

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Also a painter, Heilprin exhibited Autumn's First Whisper at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1880, and Forest Exiles at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 1883.

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Angelo Heilprin visited Florida, the Bermudas, Mexico, Greenland and Martinique while devoting work to his more immediate surroundings.

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In 1886, Angelo Heilprin undertook an expedition to the then little-known west coast of Florida.

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In 1888, Angelo Heilprin was in Mexico, where he ascended volcanos: Ixtaccihuatl, Nevado de Toluca, Pico de Orizaba and Popocatepetl, establishing their altitudes with barometric measures.

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Angelo Heilprin shed light on questions about the geology of the Yucatan and the coral reefs of the western Gulf of Mexico.

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En 1891 Angelo Heilprin embarked with Robert Peary on an expedition to Greenland organized by the Academy of Natural Sciences.

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Angelo Heilprin headed the "Western Expedition" comprising half a dozen scientists.

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In 1902, when Montagne Pelee in Martinique erupted, reducing the city of Saint-Pierre to ashes, Angelo Heilprin was one of the first scientists to arrive to the site.

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Angelo Heilprin was the first geologist to ascend a side of the crater.

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Angelo Heilprin revisited it in 1903 and in February 1906 descended into the crater itself.

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