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Encyclopedia > Johann Karl Wilhelm Illiger

Johann Karl Wilhelm Illiger (November 19, 1775 - May 1813) was a German entomologist who also worked on birds and mammals. November 19 is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1775 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1813 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Entomology is the scientific study of insects. ...


Illiger was the son of a merchant in Brunswick. He studied under the entomologist Johann Hellwig, and later worked on the zoological collections of Johann Centurius Hoffmannsegg. Illiger was professor and director of the zoological museum in Berlin from its formation in 1810 until his death. Braunschweig may also refer to the administrative region of Germany. ... Johann Centurius von Hoffmannsegg (August 23, 1766 - December 13, 1849) was a German botanist, entomologist and ornithologist. ... The Museum für Naturkunde (in English, the Museum of Natural History), widely known as the Humboldt Museum of Berlin, is the first national museum in the world, with a massive collection of more than 25 million zoological, paleontological, and minerological specimens, including more than ten thousand type specimens. ...   Berlin? (pronounced: , German ) is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,426,000 inhabitants (as of January 2005); down from 4. ...


Illiger was the author of Prodromus systematis mammalium et avium (1811), which was an overhaul of the Linnean system. It was a major influence on the adoption of the concept of the 'Family'. Carolus Linnaeus ~Carl Linnaeus~, also known after his ennoblement as Carl von Linné (   listen?), and in English usually under the Latinized name Carolus Linnaeus (May 23, 1707 – January 10, 1778), was a Swedish botanist who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of taxonomy. ...


Works

  • Beschreibung einiger neuer Käfer, in: Schneider's entomologisches Magazin (1794)
  • Nachricht von einer in etlichten Gersten- und Haferfeldern um Braunschweig wahrscheinlich durch Insecten verursachten Verheerung, in: Brauschweigisches Magazin 50/1795
  • Verzeichniß der Käfer Preußens. Entworfen von Johann Gottlieb Kugelann (1798)
  • Die Wurmtrocknis des Harzes, in: Braunschweigisches Magazin 49-50/1798
  • Die Erdmandel, in: Braunschweigisches Magazin 2/1799
  • Versuch einer systematischen vollständigen Terminologie für das Thierreich und Pflanzenreich (1800)
  • Über die südamerikanischen Gürtelthiere, in: Wiedemann's Archiv für die Zoologie 1804.
  • Die wilden Pferde in Amerika, in: Braunschweigisches Magazin 7/1805.
  • Nachricht von dem Hornvieh in Paraguay in Südamerika, in: Braunschweigisches Magazin 15-16/1805.
  • Prodromus Systematis Mammalium et Avium (1811).

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Johann Karl Wilhelm Illiger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (254 words)
Johann Karl Wilhelm Illiger (November 19, 1775 - May 1813) was a German entomologist and zoologist.
Illiger was the son of a merchant in Brunswick.
Illiger was professor and director of the zoological museum in Berlin from its formation in 1810 until his death.
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