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Guyot, Arnold Henrylocked

(28 September 1807–08 February 1884)
  • Gary Scott Smith

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Guyot, Arnold Henry (28 September 1807–08 February 1884), geographer and educator, was born in Boudevilliers, Switzerland, the son of David Pierre Guyot and Constance Favarger. Born into a family that had converted to Protestantism in the mid-sixteenth century, Guyot initially planned to become a minister. After graduating from the College of Neuchâtel in Switzerland in 1825, he studied German and classics in Stuttgart and Karlsruhe and then completed a two-year course in theology at Neuchâtel in 1829. Returning to Germany, he continued his study of theology in the classes of Frederick Schleiermacher and Johann Neander at the University of Berlin in 1829. Fellow students and professors at institutions where he studied (especially naturalist ...

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