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Karl von Frisch

Karl von FrischBorn: 20-Nov-1886
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 12-Jun-1982
Location of death: Munich, West Germany
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Zoologist

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: Researched bee communications

Student of ethology. Von Frisch studied the behavior and communications of bees, determining that the "waggle dance" they perform indicate both the distance and direction to food sources, based on the position of the sun.

Father: Anton von Frisch
Mother: Marie Exner

    University: PhD, University of Vienna (1910)
    Professor: University of Rostock (1921-23)
    Professor: University of Breslau (1923-25)
    Professor: University of Munich (1925-WWII)
    Professor: University of Graz (1946-50)
    Professor: University of Munich (1950-58)

    Nobel Prize for Medicine 1973 (with Konrad Lorenz and Nikolaas Tinbergen)



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