Gerhard Friedrich Lutze was born in Braunschweig, Germany, on 12 April 1932 to Hildegard and Paul Gustav Friedrich Lutze who was an electronic engineer. Gerd attended the Wilhelm-Gymnasium and reformed Oberrealschule in Braunschweig. He moved up a year because he was an extremely gifted student, and graduated from a class of five students. Gerd studied at the Universities of Tübingen and Braunschweig. At the latter, Professor Paul Dorn proposed that Gerd pursue the doctoral thesis in which he established a foraminiferal and ostracodal biostratigraphy for Lower Saxony (NW Germany) that closely correlated with the existing ammonite zonation. While pursuing his...

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