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Edmund von Fellenberg

Birth: 1838


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.


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

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