famous Norwegian zoologist, hydrobiologist.
Born in Bergen.
Sars studied natural science and theology at King Frederick
University and, having finished it in 1828, he taught at various
schools in Christiania and in Bergen. In
1831, he was ordained priest at Kinne on the northwest coast of
1854, the Norwegian Storting appointed him Professor of Zoology at
the University of Christiania (now Oslo), after which Sars devoted
himself entirely to the natural sciences. He
was a pioneer in studying the variations of marine mollusks. Described
the alternation of their generations and demonstrated the
relationship between fossils and living representatives of this
species of fauna.
Sars was one of the founders of the magazine "Fauna litoralis
Norvegiae" in 1846, which also came out after his death. The
father of Eva Sars is the wife of
He died in Christiania (Oslo), buried in the Savior's Cemetery.
The sandy cape, coastal plain and bay in
the west of the island of West Spitsbergen on the coast of the
Forland Strait. The
coordinates are 78°
40'N 11° 30'E.
A small island east
of Cape Bruyun on Orvin Island north of the island of Northeastern
Territory, Svalbard. Coordinates
80° 10'N 25° 30'E.
the islands of White Land north of the archipelago Franz Josef Land. Opened and named by F. Nansen in 1896.