Lorenz Karl Aleksandrovich
(01.11.1874 - March 1938)
Natural scientist, researcher of the New Earth.
Born in Arkhangelsk. In 1892 he began working as an apprentice pharmacist in an Arkhangelsk pharmacy with E.F. von Blosfeldt.
In 1895 he went to study in St. Petersburg, enrolling in the course
of pharmacist assistants at the Military Medical Academy. In
1903, having passed all the tests, he was recognized by the Medical
Faculty of the Imperial Yuryevsky University "worthy of the degree
of a pharmacist with all the rights and advantages associated with
the law with this degree."
Almost immediately, Lorenz joined the work of the Red Cross Society of Sisters of Mercy, where he led special subjects for the care of the sick and wounded.
In 1909 he participated in the expedition of V.A. Rusanov to Novaya Zemlya, discovered a new-earth species of fern, discovered there a previously unknown population of bumblebees, was engaged in the ethnography of the Nenets, wrote down and published their tales.
Lorenz spent his life an active social work. He was a member of the Society of Arkhangelsk Doctors, the Society of Amateur Photographers, a founding member and subsequently secretary of the Arkhangelsk River Yacht Club.
In December 1937 Lorenz was arrested on charges of espionage, as well as for contacting the Norwegian consul in Arkhangelsk. Karl Alexandrovich denied the charges against him, since they were untenable.
In March 1938 Karl Alexandrovich died in prison. In January 1962 the case against K.A. Lorenz "for lack of corpus delicti" stopped.
Island (Lorenza or Middle Luda) in the North Sulmenev Bay. Named in 1909 by V.A. Rusanov.
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