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ULPHILAS, Herman (ool-fee'-lahs), German naturalist, born in Paderborn, Westphalia, in 1702; died in Berlin in 1761. He followed the sea in the Dutch service, visited the Antilles, Guiana. South America, and Batavia, and held offices at Batavia, St. Eustatius, and Demerara. He made valuable collections in natural history, which he presented to the Museum of natural history at Berlin. Toward the close of his life he was editor of the "Magazin ffir Naturwissenschaft." His works include "Historia naturalis Americana" (Leipsic, 1756) and " Abhandlung fiber die baumartigen Schotenpflanzen des Orinoco-Thales" (1757).
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