Maria Sibylla Merian
Maria Sibylla Merian (2 April 1647 – 13 January 1717) was a German-born Swiss naturalist and scientific illustrator, whose documented evidence on the process of metamorphosis and the plant hosts of 186 European insect species, discovered many new facts about insect life that disproved the prevailing thought of the time, that insects were "born of mud" by spontaneous generation.
- Art and nature shall always be wrestling until they eventually conquer one another so that the victory is the stroke and line.
- Ignotofsky, Rachel (2016). Women In Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed The World. Ten Speed Press. p. 10. ISBN 978-1-60774-976-9.
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