• Born date: 1807-05-28
  • Born in: Switzerland
  • Death date: 1873-12-14
  • Death in: Massachusetts
Louis Agassiz

Louis Agassiz (usually /ˈæɡəsi/ in English) (May 28, 1807 – December 14, 1873) was a Swiss-born American biologist, geologist, physician, and a prominent innovator in the study of Earth's natural history. He grew up in Switzerland and became a professor of natural history at University of Neuchâtel. Later, he accepted a professorship at Harvard University in the United States.