in

Love ItLove It

Ancient Book about the Animal Kingdom

In 1495 in Venice, Italy Albertus Magnus wrote the book “De Animalibus”. The author was a man who had spent his life studying and commenting on the work of Aristotle. He gained a lot of knowledge from the Greek philosopher. Albertus wrote much about the natural and scientific worlds. The book “De Animalibus” is a collection of all of his work on the animal kingdom. When he died in 1280 he was canonized (made a saint).

By the 19th century, the book had become part of the collection of the Berlin State Library. Finally, it came into the hands of Paul Gottschalk, a German book dealer. He sold it to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City where you can see it today.

  • Question of

    Have you ever heard about Albertus Magnus?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you enjoy reading books about the animal kingdom?

    • Yes
    • No

Report

What do you think?

12 points

9 Comments

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply