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"ALBERT CHARLES LEWIS GOTTHILF GUNTHER (1830-1914), German biologist, was born in Wurttemberg Oct. 3 1830 and educated at Tubingen, Berlin and Bonn universities. He entered the British Museum in 1856 and became keeper of the zoological department in 1875, holding that post for 20 years. He made a special study of fishes and reptiles, and published various works on the subject, as well as contributing a section of the article Ichthyology to the E.B. He received the gold medal of the Royal Society in 1878 and of the Linnean Society in 1904. He died at Kew Feb. 11914.

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