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School named after Maria Sibylla Merian (Borken, Germany)

    Maria Sibylla Merian (b. Frankfurt, Germany, 1647 – d. 1717, Amsterdam, Holland) was a German-born naturalist and scientific illustrator living in Amsterdam, a descendant of the Frankfurt branch of the Swiss Merian family. Merian was one of the early European naturalists to observe insects directly, and also lived in Dutch Suriname.

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    Address: Realschule Weseke, Im Thomas 2, 46325 Borken, Germany