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Richard Wolfgang Semon

Born 1859
Died 1918

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German biologist, born August 22, 1859, died December 12, 1918.

Biography of Richard Wolfgang Semon

Richard Semon, biologist, zoologist and physiologist was professor at Jena from 1891 to 1897. Semon's main field of work was in comparative morphology, experimental and general biology. His famous work on Mneme appeared in 1904.

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