Lorenz, Konrad (Zacharias)


Lorenz, Konrad (Zacharias)

biographical name

(born Nov. 7, 1903, Vienna, Austria—died Feb. 27, 1989, Altenburg) Zoologist and founder (with Nikolaas Tinbergen) of modern ethology. While still a schoolboy he nursed sick animals from the nearby zoo. In 1935 he first elucidated and demonstrated the phenomenon of imprinting in ducklings and goslings. He later examined the roots of human aggression (in the best-selling On Aggression, 1963) and the nature of human thought. His other popular works include King Solomon's Ring (1949) and Man Meets Dog (1950). He shared a 1973 Nobel Prize with Tinbergen and Karl von Frisch.

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