Harting, Pieter

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(1812-1885) Dutch polymath, immensely prolific in scientific fields such as biology, medicine and geology, and an early advocate of Charles Darwin's theory of Evolution. His one sf novel, Anno 2065: een blik in de toekomst (1865 chap; vt Anno 2070: een blik in de toekomst 1870 chap; trans Alex V W Bikkers as Anno Domini 2071 1871) as by Dr Dioscorides, posits a liberal world 200 years hence which is at peace, has new sources of power, and is highly industrious. [JC]

Pieter Harting

born Rotterdam, Netherlands: 27 February 1812

died Amersfoort, Netherlands: 3 December 1885

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