Authorised form of nameKowalewski; Alexander Onufrievitch (1840 - 1901)
Other forms of nameAleksandr Onufrievich
Other forms of surnameKovalevsky
Dates1840 - 1901
Place of birthDaugavpils district, Vitebsk region, Latvia
Date of birth19 or 20 November 1840
Place of deathSt Petersburg, Russia
Date of death22/11/1901
Research fieldEmbryology
Engineering School of Roads and Highways, St Petersburg; Faculty of Natural Science, University of St Petersburg;
Left Russia due to the University disturbances of 1861; studied chemistry under Bunsen (For Mem RS 1858), Heidelberg; studied zoology under Leydig (For Mem RS 1901), Tubingen; went to Naples (by 1864); returned to Russia (1865); Ordinary Professor, Kasan (1868); Ordinary Professor, Kiev (1869); Professor, Odessa (1874-1890); Professor Histology, University of St Petersburg; Director, Biological Station, Sebastopol; died of apoplexy
Membership categoryForeign Member
Date of election10/12/1885
RelationshipsSon of a Polish father and Russian mother
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Altname from DSB
DSB gives date of birth as 19 November 1840.
Royal Society codeNA6771
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1885/20Kowalewski, Alexander Onufrievitch: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/15/840Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Professor Alexander Onufrievitch Kowalevsky [Kowalewski], Foreign Member Royal Society20 December 1897
MC/14/127Letter from [Alexander Onufrievich] Kowalevsky, Algérie [Algeria], Bône [Annaba], to the Secretary of the Royal Society6 May 1886
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