Matthiessen is a Danish-Norwegian patronymic surname meaning "son of Mathies" (equivalent of the Biblical Μαθθαιος, cf. English Matthew). Several spelling variants are used, including Matthiesen, Mathiesen, Matthisen and Mathissen. A similar diversity of forms exist for the parallel given name Mathias. There are several people with the surname Matthiessen:

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  • Matthiessen, Peter — born May 22, 1927, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. naturalist and writer. He attended Yale University and worked as a fisherman on Long Island before undertaking his extensive world travels. His nonfiction, much of it inspired by his career as a… …   Universalium

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  • Matthiessen, Francis Otto — ▪ American educator and critic born Feb. 19, 1902, Pasadena, Calif., U.S. died April 1, 1950, Boston       U.S. educator and critic who examined the lasting value of American classics as products of a certain author, society, and era.… …   Universalium

  • Matthiessen's ratio — the proportion between the distance from the centre of the lens to the retina divided by the radius of the lens in fishes. The proportion is usually 2.55. All fish eyes, therefore, have the same proportions, regardless of size …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Matthiessen, Peter — (n. 22 may. 1927, Nueva York, N.Y., EE.UU.). Naturalista y escritor estadounidense. Estudió en la Universidad de Yale y trabajó como pescador en Long Island, antes de emprender sus extensos viajes por el mundo. Entre sus obras inspiradas en su… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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