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One of the greatest ornithologists in the German-speaking world is the Swiss researcher Urs Noel Glutz von Blotzheim (g) editor of the standard research work Handbuch der Vögel Mitteleuropas.
I have no real comment on this fact, I just wanted make everyone aware of the magnificent name 'Urs Noel Glutz von Blotzheim'.
Posted by Andrew on May 17, 2013 at 03:40 PM in Exploding Animals, German Academia, Nature | Permalink
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Urs is about the most Swiss first name you can find.
May 23, 2013 at 10:30 AM
I have never encountered a German name "Nöl" or "Noel", but one never knows with the Swiss. Glutz von Blotzheim sounds like a late medieval/renaissance mercenary captain (like of the infamous Swiss pikemen). Maybe some ancestor captured a French wife...
May 20, 2013 at 11:07 AM
Do you no whether his second name is supposed to be pronounced like (French) "Noël" or like German "Nöl". Both seems plausible for a Swissman's name.
May 17, 2013 at 06:02 PM
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