George Forster, German naturalist

George Forster, German naturalist

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Caption: Johann George Adam Forster (1754-1794), German naturalist, ethnologist, travel writer, journalist, essayist and revolutionary. Forster and his father (Johann Reinhold Forster) were employed as naturalists on Captain James Cook's second voyage of discovery to the Pacific (1772-1775). Forster drew hundreds of zoological and botanical illustrations. On his return, he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1777. Forster corresponded with leading figures of the Age of Enlightenment in Germany, including Lessing and Goethe. He took part in the foundation of the short-lived Mainz Republic (1793), but died while exiled in Paris. This is a 19th-century engraving.

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