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Ernst Herrmann

Birth: 1895

Death:1970

Ernst Herrmann (born September 24, 1895 in Berlin - June 7, 1970 in Osnabruck) was a German geoscientist, explorer and travel writer. After participating in the First World Wa , in which he had been badly wounded, Herrmann began in 1917 to study geology, mineralogy, geography and physics in Berlin. In 1923 he received his doctorate with the thesis about twin adhesion of rock-forming plagioclase and was then first as a trainee assistant in the Mineralogical-Petrographic Institute, then employed as a teacher at the Fichte-Gymnasium in Berlin.

In the following years, Herrmann participated in numerous expeditions, such as to central Sweden (1924), Norway (1925), Santorin (1925/26), Iceland (1926, 1931, 1934), Lapland (1928 and 1929), Italy (1932, 1936, 1939), Switzerland and Iceland (1933), Spitsbergen (1937) and Greenland (1938). In 1938/39 he was Deputy Expedition Leader of the German Antarctic Expedition. Since the 1930s, he has given lectures about his travel experiences, published articles in the press and radio as well as several books of his own.

During the Second World War Herrmann was on both the western and the eastern front. After the war, he took in 1946 teaching as a lecturer in geography in Bederkesa, 1948 then as a lecturer in geography at the College of Education Celle (Adolf Reichwein College Celle, since 1953 in Osnabruck). In 1961 he retired. Herrmann is named after Herrmanngebirge in the Antarctic.

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