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Becker, Ludwig (1808 - 1861)

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Artist and Naturalist
Born: 5 September 1808  Darmstadt, Germany.  Died: 29 April 1861  Queensland, Australia.
Ludwig Becker wrote widely on scientific subjects and illustrated various works by Mueller, McCoy and others. In 1860 he became artist, naturalist and geographer to the Burke and Wills expedition.

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Born Darmstadt, Germany, 5 September 1808. Died Bulloo, near Cooper's Creek, 28 April 1861. Lithographic work, Frankfurt from 1828; apparently qualified as a doctor of philosophy; served for a time as an officer in a rifle company; Rio de Janeiro 1848-50; arrived Launceston 10 March 1851; painted miniatures 1851-52; gold digging in Bendigo 1852-54; meteorological observations and sketches 1852-54; illustrated works by Ferdinand von Mueller and Frederick McCoy (qq.v.); artist, naturalist and geologist on the Victorian Exploring Expedition, led by Robert Burke and William Wills (qq.v.) 1860-61. Designed the prize medal for the Victorian Exhibition of 1854.
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