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Edmund von Fellenberg

Birth: 1838

Death:1902

Edmund von Fellenberg (March 9, 1838 in Bern - May 10, 1902) was a Swiss Alpine pioneer and geologist. Fellenberg studied mining in Freiberg, Saxony. He was also a geologist, mineralogist, archaeologist and alpinist, and he was a founding member of the Swiss Alpine Club. He was the first climber of the Doldenhorn (1862), the Silberhorn (1863), the Grosser Grunhorn (1865) and the Lauterbrunner Breithorn (1865).

From 1866 he was a member of the Museum Commission of the Natural History Museum Bern and from 1890 to 1899 its president. From 1874 to 1877 he was a councilor of the canton of Bern. In 1881 he donated to the museum a collection of minerals of several thousand pieces and many more in later years. The collection of Edmund von Fellenberg made of a rather significant regional collection of a European rank. Many of the minerals he has donated are still in the exhibition today. An important part of his donation are minerals from Saxony.

References:

Karl Zimmermann: Fellenberg, Edmund von. In: Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.

Books & Publications

Images

Image Name
The Doldenhorn and Weisse Frau - View to the North (1863)
The Doldenhorn and Weisse Frau - The Blumlisalp from the Oeschinengrat (1863)
The Doldenhorn and Weisse Frau - Panorama from the Little Doldenhorn towards the East (1863)
The Doldenhorn and Weisse Frau - The "Leiterfluhli" (1863)
The Doldenhorn and Weisse Frau - Illustrated Title Page (1863)
The Doldenhorn and Weisse Frau - Doldenhorn - Group from Kandersteg (1863)
The Doldenhorn and Weisse Frau - The Chalet on the Bundalp (1863)
The Doldenhorn and Weisse Frau - The Summit of the Weisse Frau (1863)
The Doldenhorn and Weisse Frau - The Blumlisalp from Kandersteg (1863)
The Doldenhorn and Weisse Frau - Title Page (1863)
The Doldenhorn and Weisse Frau - The Doldenhorn from the Oeschinenalp (1863)
The Doldenhorn and Weisse Frau - Map of the Blumlisalp and Doldenhorn Group (1863)
The Doldenhorn and Weisse Frau - [Untitled] (1863)
The Doldenhorn and Weisse Frau - Morgenhorn and Wilde Frau from the Bundalp (1863)
The Doldenhorn and Weisse Frau - The "Schnapsfluh" (1863)
The Doldenhorn and Weisse Frau - The Severn Peaks of the Blumlisalp (1863)

Maps

Map Name
The Doldenhorn and Weisse Frau - Map of the Blumlisalp and Doldenhorn Group (1863)