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Haeckel, Ernst Heinrich Philipp August
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(Feb 16, 1834, Potsdam – Aug 9, 1919, Jena) was a doctor of medicine, a zoologist, and a natural philosopher who became an advocate of C.R. Darwin's teachings (On the Origin of Species, 1859) as early as 1862. He was highly instrumental in securing the acceptance of the theory of evolution in German-speaking countries and contributed to its further elaboration and expansion over and above Darwin, notably in the direction of an ideology and “monistic religion” (Monism). He became associate professor of comparative anatomy in 1862 and…

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Daecke, Sigurd, “Haeckel, Ernst Heinrich Philipp August”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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